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Cake performs on Mountain Stage.
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December 26, 2011 The idiosyncratic alt-rock heroes performed cuts from both their debut album and their latest full-length record, Showroom of Compassion.
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Cake's new album is Showroom of Compassion.
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March 3, 2011 Lead singer and songwriter John McCrea talks about the California band's new album and the anxieties of earning a living as a touring musician.
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Cake recently performed on World Cafe.
February 25, 2011 After seven years, Cake has released its follow up to 2004's Pressure Chief with Showroom Of Compassion. The album was recorded in the band's solar-powered studio and packaged in recyclables. Listen to the California band play songs from its latest album on World Cafe.
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January 19, 2011 Showroom of Compassion, from the 1990s holdouts, sold fewer albums than any chart-topper in history.
February 3, 2005 Cake has five albums to their credit. The band includes trumpeter Vincent DiFiore, bassist Gabriel Nelson, and guitarist Xan McCurdy. The popular alt-rock group combines caustic lyrics with pulsing guitar music and is influenced by many different styles: rock, funk, synth-pop, mariachi and cuban. Sometimes they shoot for a cheap, lo-fi sound, says McCrea. Their new CD is Pressure Chief.
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November 26, 2004 NPR's Michele Norris talks with John McCrea, lead singer and songwriter of the band CAKE, whose newest album is Pressure Chief. Mr. McCrea explains that his songwriting is often inspired by the frustrations and sadness of romances gone wrong; fortunately, these stories are vivid and occasionally humorous.
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November 9, 2004 The soulful and inspired Ray LaMontagne; The homespun songs of Amy Correia; Listening to TV on the Radio; The unpredictable Vincent & Mr. Green; Ever-dry, ironic rockers Cake; Jazz saxophone great Coleman Hawkins; The meditative music of Georges Gurdjieff. Featured Artist: John Lennon.
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