Cage the Elephant are preparing to return to our ears and eyes later in 2013 and with that they are preparing to release their new album, Melophobia. With that set for release later in the year, we now have a taste of what we can expect from the record. Yesterday they premiered a brand new track from it titled "Come A Little Closer" via Zane Lowe's 7pm slot on BBC Radio One. You can stream it below.
According to iHeartRadio, the album is tentatively set for release on October 8th.
Sleeper Agent have a cracked out tea party complete with creepy painted dolls, bunnies, and (appropriately included) fire in their latest video, "Get Burned", which is off their debut release Celabrasion. The video was directed by Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz. Next week the band will be heading out on tour in support of fun. until mid-March before joining Ben Kweller to support him on his tour. Make sure you check out the dates after the jump.
Sleeper Agent Live Dates 2/25 - afterHOURS at Northeastern University - Boston, MA 2/26 - The Haunt - Ithaca, NY 2/29 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT^ 3/1 - The Met - Pawtucket, RI^ 3/2 - Recher Theatre - Townson, MD^ 3/3 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC^ 3/7 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL^ 3/8 - Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL^ 3/9 - Center Stage - Atlanta, GA^ 3/10 - Workplay Theater - Birmingham, AL^ 3/12 - Juanita's - Little Rock, AR ^ 3/20 - Wadsworth Atheneum, Museum of Art - Hartford, CT* 3/21 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA* 3/23 - Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA* 3/24 - Irving Plaza - New York, NY* 3/26 - The Basement - Columbus, OH* 3/27 - High Noon Saloon - Madison, WI* 3/28 - Fine Line Music Café - Minneapolis, MN* 3/30 - Off Broadway - St. Louis, MO* 3/31 - Lincoln Hall - Chicago, IL* 4/1 - Mercury Lounge - Nashville, TN* 4/15 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA 4/19 - Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX* 4/20 - Granada Theatre - Dallas, TV* 4/22 - Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Indio, CA 4/26 - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA* 4/27 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR* 4/28 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA* 4/30 - In The Venue - Salt Lake City, UT* 5/1 - Bluebird Theater - Denver, CO* 5/18 - Hangout Music Fest - Gulf Shore PublicBeach - Gulf Shores, AL
^Support dates w/ Fun. *Support dates w/ Ben Kweller
Earlier today Metallica announced that they are launching a two-day festival in Atlantic City,NJ called Orion Music Festival. The festival will take place on June 23 - 24 2012 with the band headlining both nights of the event. The band also revealed that they will perform The Black Album in its entirety during one of the two nights. Tickets for fan club members go on sale tomorrow (2/8) at 10am ET and tickets for the general public go on sale on Saturday (2/11) at 11am ET.
Other artists included in the lineup for the two-day event include: Arctic Monkeys, Avenged Sevenfold, Modest Mouse, The Gaslight Anthem, Cage The Elephant, Fucked Up, Best Coast, Hot Snakes, Titus Andronicus, Gary Clark Jr., Lucero, Roky Erickson, The Black Angels, The Sword, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Liturgy. There will also be a lifestyle element included in the festival that will showcase each member of Metallica's interests - allowing fan to interact directly with each of the band members.
We saw some grainy footage last year from Cage The Elephant featuring Dave Grohl on drums, but today courtesy of the band themselves we get a live video with HQ sound. It features some footage from on stage and in the crowd at a recent LA date. For the track "Aberdeen", Cage have Dave doing his impeccable thing behind the kit. I always feel like Dave's about to do one of his crazy drum fills like in Them Crooked Vulture's "Nobody Loves Me and Neither Do I". (Un)Fortunately for Cage The Elephant he puts in a to be expected great beat for them and now we can enjoy it too.
Rumour has it that at the show they also performed a nice sounding rendition ofTalking Heads' classic "Psycho Killer". That's yet to surface though. Sad face.
Since their debut in 2008, Kentucky rockers Cage The Elephant have been playing a song, which has now been titled "Dr. Dr. Dr." or "Doctor, Doctor, Doctor, Help Me, Help Me, Help Me," during their live sets, despite it not being on any of their albums or EPs. Now, that song has been given a proper name and proper studio time, and a cut of the studio recording made its way onto YouTube, so check out the 2-minutes of CTE splendour below.
It wasn't too long ago that we posted about this monster Bob Dylan tribute album featuring some awesome covers from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Silversun Pickups, The Gaslight Anthem, Bryan Ferry, Pete Townshend, Sinéad O’Connor, Elvis Costello, Fistful of Mercy, Bad Religion and Cage the Elephant to literally name just 10 of them! Today though, you can stream Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International in full, including a cover from Ke$ha. In case you're wondering she takes on a personal favourite of mine, "Don't Think Twice It's Alright" from Bobby D's 1962 album The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
In celebration of Amnesty International's 50th Anniversary, a collection of Bob Dylan covers has been put together and is set for release in January on the 24th to be precise. The full tracklist has appeared and it's frikkin' crazy! Like good crazy and absurd crazy, you know?! It'll be a 72 track monster compiling 4 discs and a host of talent from the world of music. It also throws a few weird number sin but hey, you gotta take the good with the bad.
Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International will include covers from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age who take on "Outlaw Blues" from 1965's Bringing It All Back Home. My Morning Jacket tackle "You’re A Big Girl Now", Mariachi El Bronx add their fine acoustic goodness to "Love Sick". The Who’s Pete Townshend tackles the crooner number "Corrina, Corrina" and Cage the Elephant do "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll". Now, thrown into the mix we have Miley Cyrus covering Blood on the Tracks' "You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go". The one I really don't want to see covered in glitter and crap is "Don't Think Twice it's Alright" but that's been taken up by none other than Ke$ha. KE$SHA!? But still, this compilation will definitely be worth a listen. The full track listing of pure awesome can be found after the jump via CoS.
Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International Tracklist: Disc 1 01. Raphael Saadiq – Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat 02. Patti Smith – Drifter’s Escape 03. Rise Against – Ballad of Hollis Brown 04. Tom Morello The Nightwatchman – Blind Willie McTell 05. Pete Townshend – Corrina, Corrina 06. Bettye LaVette – Most of the Time 07. Charlie Winston – This Wheel’s On Fire 08. Diana Krall – Simple Twist of Fate 09. Brett Dennen – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere 10. Mariachi El Bronx – Love Sick 11. Ziggy Marley – Blowin’ in the Wind 12. The Gaslight Anthem – Changing of the Guards 13. Silversun Pickups – Not Dark Yet 14. My Morning Jacket – You’re A Big Girl Now 15. The Airborne Toxic Event – Boots of Spanish Leather 16. Sting – Girl from the North Country 17. Mark Knopfler – Restless Farewell
Disc 2 01. Queens Of The Stone Age – Outlaw Blues 02. Lenny Kravitz – Rainy Day Woman # 12 & 35 03. Steve Earle & Lucia Micarelli – One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below) 04. Blake Mills – Heart Of Mine 05. Miley Cyrus – You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go 06. Billy Bragg – Lay Down Your Weary Tune 07. Elvis Costello – License to Kill 08. Angelique Kidjo – Lay, Lady, Lay 09. Natasha Bedingfield – Ring Them Bells 10. Jackson Browne – Love Minus Zero/No Limit 11. Joan Baez – Seven Curses (Live) 12. The Belle Brigade – No Time To Think 13. Sugarland – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Live) 14. Jack’s Mannequin – Mr. Tambourine Man 15. Oren Lavie – 4th Time Around 16. Sussan Deyhim – All I Really Want To Do 17. Adele – Make You Feel My Love (Recorded Live at WXPN)
Disc 3 01. K’NAAN – With God On Our Side 02. Ximena Sariñana – I Want You 03. Neil Finn with Pajama Club – She Belongs to Me 04. Bryan Ferry – Bob Dylan’s Dream 05. Zee Avi – Tomorrow Is A Long Time 06. Carly Simon – Just Like a Woman 07. Flogging Molly – The Times They Are A-Changin’ 08. Fistful Of Mercy – Buckets Of Rain 09. Joe Perry – Man Of Peace 10. Bad Religion – It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue 11. My Chemical Romance – Desolation Row (Live) 12. RedOne featuring Nabil Khayat – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door 13. Paul Rodgers & Nils Lofgren – Abandoned Love 14. Darren Criss featuring Chuck Criss and Freelance Whales – New Morning 15. Cage the Elephant – The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll 16. Band of Skulls – It Ain’t Me, Babe 17. Sinéad O’Connor – Property of Jesus 18. Ed Roland and The Sweet Tea Project – Shelter From The Storm 19. Ke$ha – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right 20. Kronos Quartet – Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
Disc 4 01. Maroon 5 – I Shall Be Released 02. Carolina Chocolate Drops – Political World 03. Seal & Jeff Beck – Like A Rolling Stone 04. Taj Mahal – Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream 05. Dierks Bentley – Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) (Live) 06. Mick Hucknall – One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later) 07. Thea Gilmore – I’ll Remember You 08. State Radio – John Brown 09. Dave Matthews Band – All Along the Watchtower (Live) 10. Michael Franti – Subterranean Homesick Blues 11. We Are Augustines – Mama, You Been On My Mind 12. Lucinda Williams – Tryin’ To Get To Heaven 13. Kris Kristofferson – Quinn The Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn) 14. Eric Burdon – Gotta Serve Somebody 15. Evan Rachel Wood – I’d Have You Anytime 16. Marianne Faithfull – Baby Let Me Follow You Down (Live) 17. Pete Seeger – Forever Young 18. Bob Dylan – Chimes Of Freedom
Check out the new visual from Cage the Elephant for their single "Aberdeen" which uses the art of clay moulding and some monsters and beast that may not give you nightmares, but they will indeed entertain you. Check out the video at the top via MTV.
Cage The Elephant's album Thank You, Happy Birthday is out now in case you missed it go pick it up.