Watch Cage the Elephant's New Video, "Mess Around"
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 13:13:24
Cage the Elephant Photos
Cage the Elephant Videos
Last week, Grammy-nominated rock group Cage the Elephant released the first single, "Mess Around," to its upcoming album, Tell Me I'm Pretty (December 18, RCA). It's a distorted, buzzy garage rock anthem that flirts with psychedelia; its video, a mash-up of cinema reels from early French filmmaker Georges Méliès, is a wild, visual trip, showcasing some truly innovative techniques form the early days of cinema.
In the album trailer, lead singer Matt Shultz explains the approach to the recording, which was made with producer-of-the-moment Dan Auerbach (Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne, The Black Keys, The Arcs) at Easy Eye Sound in Nashville, Tennessee: "There's a massive hole in our culture where rock 'n' roll used to be. We wanted to make some music that carried the same energy and recklessness and color, and pay homage to a lot of the bands we cut our teeth on. We wanted to capture that kind of atmosphere which is why a lot of the songs are one take, and it feels rough, we wanted it to be dirty, and mean."
Early indications appear that the album, the band's fourth studio effort, will definitely sound different than the lush, filtered rock fans came to know and love. Yet Rolling Stone praised the release saying, "Kentucky's Cage the Elephant warp Sixties garage rock, Seventies punk and Eighties alt-rock into excellently weird new shapes."
Watch the music video for "Mess Around" from Cage the Elephant:
Watch the album trailer for for Tell Me I'm Pretty from Cage the Elephant:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
Buy Cage the Elephant music at iTunes.