I really love the band Cake. I'm not sure why. A big part of it is the bass lines. They're funky, and their bass player, Gabe Nelson, just writes great grooves that sync with all of the other parts (especially the drums) in a really awesome way. They make me smile. They make me laugh and inadvertently dance.
Also, I like the way that John McCrea's vocals just sort of calmly talk/drone/sing over the grooves and chaos that sort of swirls around him. Sometimes I think there are voices and noises in my head that are doing something like that. When I'm in a good mood I like to think that my internal racket sounds a bit like Cake.
They put out a new album, Showroom of Compassion, recently, and I've been listening to it a lot.
Tragically, I've never seen Cake live (Jeff Wilson got me ticket once, but I got sick, and Andy got to go instead of me), but I hope to rectify that sometime soon.