My pal John McCrea’s band CAKE is putting out a new CD of “B-Sides and Rarities” soon. You can pre-order a limited “scratch-n-sniff” edition with a bonus track here. (This is a self-released project — they’re trying to figure out a model that will allow them to bypass record company nonsense — so you can bask warmly in the knowledge that your purchase is actually helping to sustain working musicians.)

I’ll have more on this in the next few weeks, including (I think) an exclusive download from the CD.