Oh man, I first heard Cake several years ago, and fell in love with it, before promptly forgetting about it. Well, now I've rediscovered it, and I definitely know what I'll be listening to all night tonight.
Certainly one of my all time favourites. Loved Cake but think the pinnacle was I've Seen Everything. I still regularly listen to this album - it takes me back to my early - mid twenties in an instant. Moody swirling tunes that have wrapped themselves around that era of my life. Unfortunately I don't think the later stuff ever captures that early magic. However, I keep buying their albums, just in case they pull it off again.
I've always adored, loved them since the super early 90's! Cake became my official high school/college/late teens/20-something album. Followed them on their North American West Coast tour in 2004-05. We played TCS songs @ my wedding. I listened to TCS songs while I was in labor for my baby daughter earlier this year. Heck, I'll be listening to TCS on my deathbed! Lol. Love them!
The first gig I ever went to was Belle & Sebastian's big free one in the botanic gardens in 2004 I think? Featuring TCS, Camera Obscura, V-Twin and a couple of others
Been in love with all of them since ( ﾟ ヮﾟ)
TCS b-sides are as good as their main tracks. The old "On a B Road" compilation of b-sides is well worth tracking down. Definitely also worth checking out the website, buying the Zebra CD, and downloading some of the older live and demo songs. They're also just really nice chaps. Can't recommend them highly enough.