Cage The Elephant to release new album ‘Melophobia’ on RCA Records + tour dates w/ Muse

Cage The Elephant
Cage The Elephant have announced that their highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, entitled ‘Melophobia,’ will be released on October 8th via RCA Records.

Cage The Elephant

NEW CAGE THE ELEPHANT ALBUM ‘MELOPHOBIA’ TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 8th ON RCA RECORDS

SINGLE “COME A LITTLE CLOSER” AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD WITH ALBUM PRE-ORDER

Cage The Elephant have announced that their highly anticipated forthcoming third studio album, entitled ‘Melophobia,’ will be released on October 8, 2013 via RCA Records.

‘Melophobia’ is available for pre-order at iTunes. Fans who pre-order the album will receive a free download of the first single “Come A Little Closer”, which peaked at #1 on 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.

“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 sometimes even personally,” said drummer Jared Champion. “The studio is the place where we push all of those individual creative emotions together and smash them to the dispersion point until they explode like a Timebomb. With the explosion arrives something beautiful and in the end, when you listen back and goose bumps 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.”

Cage The Elephant – Come A Little Closer (Audio):

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 Top 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 additional to numerous sold out headline runs, Cage The Elephant has toured with the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, Muse, Stone Temple Pilots, Foals, Silversun Pickups, Manchester Orchestra, and many more.

This coming September Cage The Elephant will bring their raucous live show to arena audiences across the U.S. for a run of dates with Muse.

Cage The Elephant consists of singer Matt Shultz, guitarist Brad Shultz, bassist Daniel Tichenor, guitarist Lincoln Parish, and drummer Jared Champion.

Melophobia Track Listing
1 SPIDERHEAD
2 COME A LITTLE CLOSER
3 TELESCOPE
4 IT’S JUST FOREVER (featuring Alison Mosshart)
5 TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT
6 HALO
7 BLACK WIDOW
8 HYPOCRITE
9 TEETH
10 CIGARETTE DAYDREAMS

Cage The Elephant tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

September 2013

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

*with Muse

For the latest tour dates and information, please go to:

Cage The Elephant Official Website

Happy birthday, Jimi Hendrix! Watch The Wind Cries Mary vs Muse video

Jimi Hendrix

With a special occasion like Jimi Hendrix’s birthday (27 November 1942), I thought it apropos to scroll through YouTube videos and look for something unique to post. It’s not as easy finding undiscovered videos as it used to be, though. Rare Jimi Hendrix footage that I’ve found in the past on YouTube …

Jimi Hendrix

With a special occasion like Jimi Hendrix’s birthday (27 November 1942), I thought it apropos to scroll through YouTube videos and look for something unique to post.

It’s not as easy finding ‘undiscovered’ videos as it used to be, though. Rare Jimi Hendrix footage that I’ve found in the past on YouTube has since been pulled thanks to Janie Hendrix/Experience Hendrix who handles his estate. But this post isn’t about my sour feelings toward that. It’s about Jimi.

So, I’m taking a chance with this one. Hopefully it will stay up long enough to share with anyone who comes across this entry, a little treasure for today.

This is going against tradition, by the way. This isn’t a ‘normal’ Jimi Hendrix song, it’s a mix. “The Wind Cries Mary Vs. Blackout” by Muse mixed by DJ JohnnyRed.

Now – some traditionalists or Hendrix freaks (like myself) might hate it. Since I am a BIG Muse fan, I thought it was worth the risk, so I watched the video and listened to the song with an open mind.

At first I wasn’t so sure about the mix. Jimi’s voice is a bit ‘off’ with the sound, but as the song progressed with him singing the lyrics to “The Wind Cries Mary” over the string arrangement of Muse’s “Blackout”, I could forgive the discrepancies. My emotions took over as I realized that I had never heard this before. Something ‘new’ from Jimi Hendrix, with a modern edge. Almost as if it was a recently released version of the song. Spooky, but in a good way. It’s touching – and is quite beautiful and sad. The video is well done, too.

Try to listen to the song as if you’ve never heard “The Wind Cries Mary” before. Like it’s an undiscovered Hendrix recording!

Watch Jimi Hendrix “The Wind Cries Mary” Vs. Muse “Blackout” video:

Jimi Hendrix Vs Muse video link

Dj JohnnyRed on Myspace

By: Jenny May – Band Weblogs