Cage The Elephant Announce New Album, Unpeeled

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Cage The Elephant Announce New Album, <i>Unpeeled</i>

Cage The Elephant have announced that their next album, Unpeeled, will release July 28 via RCA Records. The album will have 21 tracks, consisting of 18 curated songs from their previous albums, as well as three reimagined versions of current songs.

The recording process for Unpeeled is much different from than those of previous Cage The Elephant records: It was recorded over a series of intimate shows in Los Angeles, Nashville, Washington, D.C. and Knoxville. The instrumentation includes a string quartet along with some additional percussion.

“Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song,” vocalist Matt Schultz said about the record.

You can watch a new video of Cage The Elephant performing Wreckless Eric’s “Whole Wide World” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville below. This rendition of “Whole Wide World” will appear on Unpeeled.

Take a look at the tracklist and album art for Unpeeled further down, in addition to the band’s tour dates—find ticket info here. Cage The Elephant will be doing a show at the Union Chapel in London in Unpeeled fashion. You can preorder the album here and listen to a Cage The Elephant performance from the Paste Cloud below.

Unpeeled Album Art:

CTE_Unpeeled Art.jpg

Unpeeled Tracklist:
01. Cry Baby
02. Whole Wide World
03. Sweetie Little Jean
04. Spiderhead
05. Take It Or Leave It
06. Too Late To Say Goodbye
07. Punchin’ Bag
08. Shake Me Down
09. Telescope
10. Instant Crush
11. Trouble
12. Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked
13. Rubber Ball
14. Aberdeen
15. Golden Brown
16. Cold Cold Cold
17. How Are You True
18. Come A Little Closer
19. Back Against The Wall
20. Cigarette Daydreams
21. Right Before My Eyes

Cage The Elephant Tour Dates:

23 – Beuningen, Netherlands @ Down the Rabbit Hole
24 – Paris, France @ Solidays
27 – Nottingham, U.K. @ Rock City
28 – Cardiff, U.K. @ Tramshed
30 – St. Gallen, Switzerland @ Openair St. Gallen

01 – Arras, France @ Main Square Festival
02 – Rotselaar, Belgium @ Rock Werchter
04 – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic @ Rock For People
06 – Bilbao, Spain @ Bilbao BBK Live
07 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
08 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Nos Alive
10 – London, U.K. @ Union Chapel (“Unpeeled” Fashion)
14 – Louisville, Ky. @ Forecastle Festival
23 – San Marcos, Texas @ Float Fest 2017
28 – Oro-Medonte, Ontario @ Wayhome Music & Arts Festival

03 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lollapalooza
05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Osheaga Music & Arts

09 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Loufest
23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Life Is Beautiful Festival
30 – Mobile, Ala. @ Ten Sixty Five Street Party

07 – San Bernardino, Calif. @ Cal Jam

18 – Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital

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