After wrapping up a month-long arena tour supporting The Black Keys, alt rockers Cage the Elephant will bring their blistering live show to Santa Barbara, CA on October 15th to film an episode of the Emmy-nominated series Live From The Artists Den, which will air nationwide on public television winter 2015. The episode will include interviews with the band as well as footage from the show. Fans can RSVP to win tickets to attend the show HERE.
Arguably one of the best live bands around today, the band has captured the frenetic energy of their live set in the form of a Live EP that will be released on October 7th, 2014 via RCA Records. The EP features five live tracks recorded at Guitar Center in Los Angeles, CA.
Cage the Elephant Deep Hands Live Session EP features live recordings of the bands hit single “Shake Me Down,” and tracks from their critically-acclaimed third album Melophobia: “Cigarette Daydreams,” “Spiderhead,” “It’s Just Forever,” and the No. 1 alternative hit “Come A Little Closer.” They have had a huge summer playing almost every major US festival including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly and Lollapalooza, always coming out the other side as one of the must-see acts at the festival.
Cage the Elephant is Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (Bass) and Jared Champion (drums).
Live from the Artists Den is an innovative television series, best known for presenting concerts by extraordinary artists in historic and unusual settings. The new season premieres winter 2015, broadcasting nationally on public television and internationally in the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Israel, and Latin America. Featured artists have included Adele, Mumford & Sons, Norah Jones, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, and Vampire Weekend. Featured venues have included Graceland, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, a Masonic temple, and a former Archdiocese cathedral. Artists Den secret shows are free and created nationwide in partnership with Barnes & Noble, Citi, Lexus, and Samsung. A full listing of featured artists and TV episodes is available at www.artistsden.com.
Cage the Elephant Remaining Fall Tour Dates
10/16 Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino (w/ Walk the Moon)
10/18 Houston, TX @ Buzzfest
10/25 Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
10/26 West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
Cage the Elephant Deep Hands Live Session EP track listing:
2. Cigarette Daydreams
3. It’s Just Forever
4. Come A Little Closer
5. Shake Me Down
Praise for Melophobia:
“Melophobia may mean ‘fear of music,’ but there’s nothing to be afraid of: Its glorious chaos makes for thrilling listening.” – USA Today
“The album fortifies its scrappy riffs with more lavish textures, drawing upon instruments that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Tom Waits record.” – Consequence of Sound
“Songwriting smarts and sophisticated arrangement cement Cage The Elephant’s status as one of today’s most relevant pop-smiths.” – Drum! Magazine
“Melophobia is a glitter-flecked triumph of banging power pop. Propulsive choruses, a musical cacophony that whirls and a melodic sense that secedes nothing to the rhythms, the scrappy quintet’s third album is a focused, frenzied affair.” – Paste
“Melophobia is all gooes sonority, one fuzzy pop nuggest bumping against the other like bubbles in a screen saver.” – Electronic Musician
“sexy shimmy and seductive pshychedelia” – People