Cage the Elephant are one of the most exciting and intriguing bands in rock music today. I’ve always said that if rock and roll needed saving, just call these guys-they’ll get the job done. Their wild sound mixed with singer Matt Shultz’s unhinged vocals make their music exciting and crazy. This week their third album Melophobia comes out. In order to celebrate the release of this long awaited album (at least it was for me) here are some random facts and pictures about the band. And if you like what you see, be sure to pick up the new album.
The band were originally called Perfect Confusion
Matt on where the name Cage the Elephant came from:
It was actually a Cracker Jack box. You know those little like silver balls and you have to roll them around ’til they fall in all of those pockets and make a picture or whatever? It was one of those things and you had to cage the elephant and you had to make the cage with the balls, so that’s where the name came from. It’s kind of messed up that that was in a Cracker Jack box. Cage the elephant, put the animal behind bars!
Their video for “In One Ear” was featured on the last season of Beavis and Butthead