Musical Quickie: Deep Hands – Cage the Elephant

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Release Year: 2014

Rating: 7/10

Early in October, Cage the Elephant released a brief live EP featuring songs from their third album, such as “It’s Just Forever,” “Spiderhead,” and “Cigarette Daydreams.” While the songs choices are good and the band sounds great like the always do, their previous live LP is better in comparison. The biggest issue with this release is the songs were recorded for Guitar Center Sessions, which gives us a more mellow version of the band. Since this isn’t taken from one of their tour shows, it doesn’t capture the charm, craziness, and energy they usually have on stage. They don’t come off as fun and spontaneous like they do normally. It does a good job at wetting fans’ appetite for new CTE material, but their previous live release is far better. Let’s just hope they’ll put out another live LP very soon.

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