Cage The Elephant


 This week we’ve chosen a band that is a consistent favorite here at Acme Radio Live studio, Cage the Elephant. Be sure to tune in every Monday – Friday at 11 am and again at 7 pm to check out their new single, Ready To Let Go, off of their upcoming album, Social Cues.

The band is the epitome of alternative music; blending all genres into a magical melody that anyone and everyone can enjoy. The grammy award winning band has perfected the idea of experimental indie-rock with their four previous albums serving as proof. As the band climbed the charts at a steep incline in 2015, their singer’s life took a sudden turn downhill. Matt Shultz, the band’s lead vocalist, split from his wife of over 7 years. With heartache in tow, the band hit the studio with plenty of new subject matter. Their highly anticipated upcoming album, Social Cues, elicits sounds of heartache and frustration in the form of high energy alt-rock that we all know and love them for.

Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006 and relocated to London, England, in 2008 before their first album was released. The band currently consists of lead vocalist Matt Shultz, rhythm guitarist Brad Shultz, lead guitarist Nick Bockrath, guitarist and keyboardist Matthan Minster, bassist Daniel Tichenor, and drummer Jared Champion. Lincoln Parish served as the band’s lead guitarist from their formation in 2006 until December 2013, when he left on good terms to pursue a career in producing. The band’s first album, Cage the Elephant, was released in 2008 to much success, spawning several successful radio singles and gained the band a large following in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

On November 26, 2018, the band announced on Twitter that their new album was “done. Mixed. Mastered.” On January 31st, 2019 the band officially released “Ready To Let Go”, the first single off their new album Social Cues, which will be released on April 19 via RCA Records.

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