Saturday, 14 December 2013

Cage The Elephant's New Video, Band News and Album

If you haven't seen it already here is Cage the Elephant's new music video "Come a little Closer" via RCA records. The video is old-skool and tripped out reminding Gabe of Mgmt and me off children scribbling with crayons outside the lines. I first heard the song on the radio a couple months ago when it was going for airplay in NZ. I think it prefers the computer screen to be honest, its just more chilled out and not so much a dodgy-radio song laughs.

What I also found shocking was Cage's long-term guitarist leaving the band. Lincoln Parish had been with the guys for over ten years, beginning when he was only 15. He's now just on the verge of 25 and has turned to the role of the producer in Nashville aka "Music City". Although the guitarists departure from the band is a significant he will probably help out a lot shaping and playing on the bands later records. Parish decided that he wasn't all that into touring and really just wanted to make records for living. A ballsy move in my opinion especially when you are leaving something that you've spent so long building up. Lincoln's words kind of sum it up i've spent '1/3 of my life rocking in the band".

Here is also the fans stand out track "Cigarette Daydreams", its a more relaxed tune but it could definetly grow on you if given a chance;

And if your a real fiend here is the whole album "Melophobia" to stream on youtube:

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