New York – GRAMMY® Award winner Cage The Elephant’s new album, UNPEELED, is out now on RCA Records, and you can listen to it here.
This week, to commemorate the release of this new album, Cage The Elephant rolls out 21 live performance videos worldwide, one for each song on UNPEELED. Highlights include premieres of “Rubber Ball” on Rolling Stone, “Cry Baby” on Entertainment Weekly, “Trouble” on Flaunt, “Punchin’ Bag” on Consequence Of Sound, and their covers of Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas’ “Instant Crush” on NME, Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” on Consequence of Sound, and The Strangler’s “Golden Brown,” on Billboard.
UNPEELED was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped-down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion. UNPEELED features twenty-one tracks: eighteen curated songs from their past four albums plus three reimagined versions of existing songs. Said front man Matt Shultz about the inspiration behind the album: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.”
Cage The Elephant has a number of confirmed festival dates in the US and will perform at Forecastle Festival, Lollapalooza, Osheaga Music & Arts, Mempho Fest and Cal Jam with The Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age. Tickets for these dates are on-sale now and available here. Recently, Cage The Elephant also appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform the UNPEELED versions of “Whole Wide World” and “.
Cage The Elephant received their first GRAMMY® AWARD for Best Rock Album for their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty, which was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. At radio, Cage The Elephant holds the record for the most #1 Alternative songs of any artist this decade. Tell Me I’m Pretty’s first two singles “Mess Around” and “Trouble,” both topped the Alternative charts at #1 (“Mess Around” also hit #1 at Triple A). In addition, “Trouble” maintained its bullet on the Alternative radio chart for an astounding 41 weeks. “Cold Cold Cold,” went top 5 at both Alternative and Triple A. Watch the video for “Cold Cold Cold” and “Trouble,” both directed by singer Matt Shultz.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, drummer Jared Champion, bassist Daniel Tichenor, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath and Matthan Minster on keyboard and backing vocals. Long celebrated as one of the most explosive live bands in the world, Cage The Elephant have sold out several headlining runs including a summer 2016 arena tour and recent sold out UK and European tour. Additionally, Cage The Elephant’s self-titled debut album was recently certified RIAA platinum.
Critical Acclaim for Tell Me I’m Pretty:
“It’s a daring, deliberate shift for Cage The Elephant” – The New York Times
“Tell Me I’m Pretty…is their best yet – melodically taut garage rock with psychedelic flourishes and a fighting edge” – Rolling Stone
“[Tell Me I’m Pretty] swaggers with a raw, psychedelic sound” – Billboard
“The record is grimy, gritty, and thick rock ‘n’ roll” – AV Club
UNPEELED Track Listing
01 Cry Baby
02 Whole Wide World
03 Sweetie Little Jean
05 Take It Or Leave It
06 Too Late To Say Goodbye
07 Punchin’ Bag
08 Shake Me Down
10 Instant Crush
12 Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked
13 Rubber Ball
15 Golden Brown
16 Cold Cold Cold
17 How Are You True
18 Come A Little Closer
19 Back Against The Wall
20 Cigarette Daydreams
21 Right Before My Eyes
CAGE THE ELEPHANT UPCOMING FESTIVAL DATES
July 28 /// Oro-Medonte, ON, Canada /// Wayhome Music & Arts Festival
August 3 /// Chicago, IL /// Lollapalooza
August 5 /// Montreal, QC, Canada /// Osheaga Music & Arts
September 9 /// St Louis, MO /// Loufest
September 23 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Life Is Beautiful Festival
September 30 /// Mobile, AL /// Ten Sixty Five Street Party
October 6 /// Memphis, TN /// Mempho Music Fest
October 7 /// San Bernardino, CA /// Cal Jam 17
November 18 /// Mexico City, Mexico /// Corona Capital
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