New Cage The Elephant Album ‘Melophobia’ To Be Released October 8th On RCA Records. Stream the First Single Come A Little Closer Now
Cage The Elephant today announced that their highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, entitled ‘Melophobia‘, will be released on October 8th via RCA Records. ‘Melophobia‘ is available for pre-order at iTunes beginning today. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a free download of the first single “Come A Little Closer“, which peaked at #1 at HypeMachine upon its debut. In addition to the release date, Cage The Elephant also revealed the official track listing and album art. ‘Melophobia‘ was recorded in Nashville, TN and reunites the band with producer Jay Joyce who produced the group’s prior two releases.
Cage The Elephant – Come A Little Closer:
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Drummer Jared Champion had this to say about the new album, “I am not going to lie. I will be completely accurate–when you spend over 6 years with 4 other guys in a giant metal tube traveling around the world, you can develop some resentment and annoyance. Those feelings follow you everywhere, buzzing in your ear like a gnat on a hot summer day. They follow you into all your collaborations and creations. To me, the hardest thing to do is to subdue those feelings for the good of the music: to harness them for something greater than yourself.
Nothing has granted me more insight than enduring the trials and tribulations involved in writing our music. This album has tested us as individuals and as a collective. We’re five people fighting for our own ideologies of good music; we clash stylistically and personally. The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together, smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a Timebomb. With the explosion arrives something beautiful, like an oak seedling thriving among the ashes at ground zero. It’s beautiful. And in the end, when you listen back and goosebumps prick your skin like the first few drops of a summer rainfall on searing concrete, you know that you and your band of brothers have created something substantial. Conquering our melophobia is what drives us.”
The new album is the follow up to 2011’s acclaimed sophomore album Thank You Happy Birthday, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and has sold over 250,000 copies to date. Rolling Stone, New York Times, LA Times, USA Today, and Entertainment Weekly praised the release as “one of the best rock albums of the year“. The album also spawned the hit single “Shake Me Down” which spent six weeks at #1 at Alternative radio. Their acclaimed self-titled debut album was released in 2009 and has sold over 550,000 copies to date. The album remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for an astounding 73 consecutive weeks and produced three Top 5 singles at Alternative Radio, including the massive hit “Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked“. In addition to numerous Sold Out headline runs, Cage The Elephant has toured with Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.
Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, guitarist Lincoln Parish, and drummer Jared Champion.
Melophobia Track Listing
02 COME A LITTLE CLOSER
04 IT’S JUST FOREVER (featuring Alison Mosshart)
05 TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
07 BLACK WIDOW
10 CIGARETTE DAYDREAMS
This coming September Cage The Elephant will bring their raucous live show to arena audiences across the US for a run of dates with Muse. See below for a complete list of upcoming dates.
Cage The Elephant Live Dates
9/3 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Arena*
9/4 – Duluth, GA – The Arena At Gwinnett Center*
9/6 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena*
9/8 – Pittsburgh, PA – Consol Energy Center*
9/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center*
9/11 – Washington, DC – Verizon Center*
9/14 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amph.
9/17 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center*
9/19 – Salt Lake City, UT – EnergySolutions Arena*
9/21 – Oceanside, CA – FM 94/9 Independence Jam
9/27 – Kansas City, MO – 96.5 The Buzz Beach Ball