John McCrea and his band, Cake, have gone the distance, and more than a few times. Maybe more than he would have liked. McCrea is the declarative voice of a band that came of age at the pinnacle of alt-rock radio and more or less conquered a once-robust industry. Albums went platinum. iPod commercials were soundtracked. Multiple continents were toured. Those stats were the product of a brand of rock 'n' roll that was indifferent to the fads of radio-rock. The stats were also partially a product of being on... More >>>