On Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist podcast guest John McCrea, lead singer of Cake, talked about the band’s future. Or NOT future. After Hardwick said, “Congratulations for still being around after all these years,” McCrea responded:
“I’m doing okay, I still sort of hate touring a little bit but you know, I’m thinking about maybe dropping out of the music industry one of these days, I’m not sure when.”
Cake have been active since 1991, with alternative/college radio hits like “Never There,” “The Distance” and “Rock ‘N’ Roll Lifestyle,” so it would be understandable if he was simply tired of the whole scene. Sad news for Cake fans though.
Their first full-length album since 2004, Showroom of Compassion, is now over a year old.