Based in Rockford, Illinois, Sock Monkey Sound is a music and culture podcast. We have conversations about the state of music and culture in our world, picking apart musical genres while exploring the boundaries of our own perceptions and taste. Notable guests on our podcast have included Ian MacKaye (Fugazi), Colin Hay (Men At Work), Eric Bachmann (Crooked Fingers/Archers of Loaf), Hutch Harris (The Thermals), David Bazan and Dan Deacon, as well as members of The Dandy Warhols, Superchunk, Built To Spill, The Dismemberment Plan, Tokyo Police Club and many more.
Xan McCurdy of Cake discusses the process of recording the band’s most recent album Showroom of Compassion which was released in January 2011 and debuted at Number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart. We discuss the process of writing and recording the record as well as his thoughts on the state of the recording industry.