CAGE THE ELEPHANT EXPAND THEIR ENTHRALLING SOUND WITH SUPERB LIVE ALBUM

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Cage The Elephant

Few bands in this modern era have done more to champion the rock ‘n’ roll crusade
than Cage The Elephant. Over the past decade, their four studio albums and manic live
shows have catapulted the band from cult heroes to rock royalty. They’re a band whose
songs linger in your psyche, whose energetic concerts prompt hysteria and convert
disbelievers; but mostly, they just sound damn good. In your car or on some massive
festival stage, Cage The Elephant just sounds like a good time. The band’s new live
album Unpeeled, out today, July 28 on RCA, exemplifies this to the nth degree.

Although officially a live album, the track list for Unpeeled runs like a greatest hits
record, with all the band’s biggest singles and fan favorites that have incited sing-alongs
and impromptu mosh pits for years. The fact that the Cage team happens to be one of the
tightest rock bands in a generation or two, makes these live tunes sound pretty damn
close to studio quality. Instead, it’s the rad re-arrangements of Cage The Elephant
staples, as well as the band’s choice of cover songs included on Unpeeled that makes
this live album something truly special.

Imagine the booming refrain of songs like “Come a Little Closer” backed by a sweeping
string section. Close your eyes and listen to the audience cheering with delight on
“Trouble” and it’s almost like you’re back on the concert floor yourself. Recorded at
different stops during the band’s recent Live & Unpeeled acoustic tour, Unpeeled the
album still manages to capture Cage The Elephant’s insatiable energy. Sure the songs
might be a bit stripped down, but the passion in their performance is still very real and
that’s what makes this album so infectious. Matt Shultz’s voice has never sounded more
vulnerable than on their uber introspective interpretation of “Rubber Ball” originally
released on 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday. The tone might feel low key, but the
passion behind the performances and the band’s execution is anything but.

This isn’t some hackneyed cash grab live record, this is one of the most electrifying
bands in the 21st-century rock world shaking things up because it excites them. Oh, and
they nail rousing covers of Daft Punk, The Stranglers, and Wreckless Eric as well. You
might have heard the band’s uncanny cover of Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World”
recently, because it’s killing the charts and proves that even when they unplug and play
somebody else’s tunes, Cage The Elephant simply cannot stop rocking.

Unpeeled is available for purchase. To buy the album, click here!

Cage The Elephant returns to SoCal this October with a date at Glen Helen Amphitheater for Cal Jam. For the festival’s full line up and links to tickets, click here.

Unpeeled Track List:

01. Cry Baby
02. Whole Wide World
03. Sweetie Little Jean
04. Spiderhead
05. Take It or Leave It
06. Too Late to Say Goodbye
07. Punchin’ Bag
08. Shake Me Down
09. Telescope
10. Instant Crush
11. Trouble
12. Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked
13. Rubber Ball
14. Aberdeen
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

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