Perhaps you noticed that Sacramento's Cake recently played four sold-out nights at the Fillmore. Perhaps you noticed that Cake recently put out a new album, Showroom of Compassion, that ranks among its best. Well we did, and we got a chance to sit down with Cake singer John McCrea at the Fillmore to discuss these developments and more: What exactly the band's been doing for the last seven years, how its early S.F. shows were, and why McCrea thinks technology is making things harder for the "middle class" of music. Also discussed: A regrettable decision to sign with Columbia Records, and how building a solar-powered studio can make you feel kind of smug. Watch it after the jump.