This morning, GRAMMY® Award winners Cage The Elephant debut the live performance video for their song “Sweetie Little Jean,” featured on their forthcoming album Unpeeled. The song was recorded live by the band at their sold-out, hometown show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and you can watch the video here.
Cage The Elephant will release Unpeeled worldwide on July 28th via RCA Records. The new album 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.” Preorder the album here.
Cage The Elephant are currently touring throughout Europe and have confirmed dates at some of the continent’s largest festivals, including Spain’s Mad Cool Festival, and Libson’s Nos Alive. The band will also perform a special show at London’s Union Chapel where UK fans will experience the new versions of their songs as they will appear on Unpeeled, with a string quartet and in a stripped back arrangement. In addition, Cage The Elephant will be state-side starting in July and will play US festivals including 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.
Unpeeled Track Listing 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
CAGE THE ELEPHANT UPCOMING TOUR DATES July 7 /// Madrid, Spain /// Mad Cool Festival% July 8 /// Lisbon, Portugal /// Nos Alive% July 10 /// London, UK /// Union Chapel* July 14 /// Louisville, KY /// Forecastle Festival% July 23 /// San Marcos, TX /// Float Fest 2017% 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%