Cake formed in 1991 in Sacramento, California. They have had several hits throughout the 1990s and 2000s from their six albums. Although Cake's music is often classified as alternative or indie rock, it combines multiple musical genres, such as funk, pop, jazz, rap, and country. Cake's music "features droll lyrics rife with word play and syncopation (laconically voiced in a rap-like style by lead vocalist/guitarist John McCrea), catchy distorted guitar riffs, and a solo trumpet." Cake's musical style has been compared to They Might Be Giants, Talking Heads, The Cars and Camper Van Beethoven. Thanks to such songs as 'The Distance' and the group's cover of Gloria Gaynor's disco classic, 'I Will Survive,' Cake has enjoyed some mainstream success. Cake's newest album is 'Showroom for Compassion' (2011).
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