Sunday Music Spotlight – Cage the Elephant

Cage the Elephant
With a touch of Arctic Monkeys, a cool name, and a out of control live show, there’s a lot to like about Cage the Elephant. The Kentucky natives make high-energy, high-intensity rock ‘n roll that’s difficult to describe but easy to enjoy. The five-piece band fuses rock, funk, blues, and punk into something that makes you dance while still managing to tell a story. Their self-titled debut album hit stores last year, and almost immediately the band became a hit in the UK. But they didn’t take off in the US until their first single came out:

Cage the Elephant - Cage the Elephant“Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”

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It’s easy to see why this song was the one that got them noticed. With the slide guitar, the half-spoken, half-sung vocals, and the relatable lyrics, it strikes something primal in the listener.

“In One Ear”

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As good as the last song was, I think this one is a just a little better. This is a windows down, volume cranked, 90mph road trip song if I’ve ever heard one.

Videos
“Back Against the Wall”, live

“Free Love”, live

Links
Download Cage The Elephant
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