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- Posted on Jan 10th 2011 4:30PM by Jenny Charlesworth
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"Anger seems to be pretty popular right now," he tells Spinner. "Things are pretty wacky right now and a lot of people are very angry about this and that. Especially with the Internet, people are able to really vent and get crazy with their vehement emotion."
But why on earth would anyone direct their anger at a band that sings kooky songs about mustaches, and one that's called Cake, no less?
"A lot of our fans are just furious with us most of the time," says McCrea. "[Furious] about what we post on our website and Facebook site. If we post something that isn't about music people are pretty much freaking out and threatening to only steal our album when it comes out. They're like, 'You're a band, get back in the studio and play music right now!"
You might suspect Cake's founder is joking, but he's not. Whenever the band posts something political or environmentally-minded online folks get testy, real testy.
"There are different aesthetics about what we should be doing apparently. And there are a lot of super angry people who are only going to steal our albums from now on."
While McCrea is disappointed by the outpouring of angst, he's not about to bow to outrageous demands.
"There are a lot of contentious issues being bounced around right now, and there are a lot of ways people are finding to let off steam. It's nothing personal. And I don't think people are quite as rude when you talk to them face-to-face.
"I have to step back obviously, but I'm not going to say we have to silence ourselves because they don't like what's on our website. No one's telling them it's mandatory to come to our website. They seem to forget that."