Cage the Elephant


The story of American rock band Cage The Elephant began in 2006, after the breakup of the group Perfect Confusion, where Matthew and Brad Shultz and Jared Champion played in. They formed Perfect Confusion while studying in school and even made the self-titled record. However their first band did not exist for a long time, but the musicians understood that it was necessary to move on. Soon the trio was joined by Lincoln Parish and Daniel Tichenor and the new-fangled group began working on the fresh material.

Cage The Elephant attracted attention in no time due to their sound and extremely emotional live performances. Thus, after participation at South By Southwest festival in 2007, they signed a contract with Relentless Records and moved to the capital of the United kingdom. That was London where the quintet recorded its debut eponymous long play Cage The Elephant that was released in 2008. That studio attempt got fair reviews from numerous critics, and the music lovers were truly pleased by the bright sound and sincerity of the rockers’ creativity. One of the compositions, Ain't No Rest For The Wicked, managed to peak at the third place of Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, which proved not only the highest level of performance, but also the interest of listeners in Cage The Elephant.

The rockers’ second studio attempt titled Thank You, Happy Birthday saw the light in 2011. It got excellent reviews from critics. Moreover, the fans’ expectations were completely satisfied - Thank You, Happy Birthday pleased the listeners by the traditionally strong sound and energy. It was not a surprise that the musicians’ new long play debuted on the very top of iTunes chart. Cage The Elephant have only two studio works yet, but due to them the quintet managed to get the well-deserved attention and recognition. There is no doubt that Cage The Elephant’s creativity will be enjoyed by music lovers, and you just have to decide which album you choose to start the acquaintance with this young band.

Studio Albums

Cage the Elephant, Neon Pill mp3Neon Pill
  • Post-Punk
  • Dance-Punk
Cage the Elephant, Social Cues mp3Social Cues
  • Indie Rock
Cage the Elephant, Tell Me I'm Pretty mp3Tell Me I'm Pretty
  • Garage Rock
Cage the Elephant, Melophobia mp3Melophobia
  • Indie Rock
Cage the Elephant, Thank You, Happy Birthday mp3Thank You, Happy Birthday
Cage The Elephant's second album Thank You Happy Birthday keeps the listener in tension until the last minute expressing protest against the existing stereotypes and urging the listeners to understand themselves
  • Garage Rock Revival
Cage the Elephant, Cage the Elephant mp3Cage the Elephant
  • Garage Rock
  • Blues Rock


Cage the Elephant, Unpeeled mp3Unpeeled
  • Indie Rock