"Record done. Mixed. Mastered."
Cage the Elephant have teased the imminent release of a new album via a Tweet last night.
The band confirmed that their new album is “done”, posting: “Record done. Mixed. Mastered” via the tweet.
The band’s last studio album, ‘Tell Me I’m Pretty’ was released in 2015 and was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.
In 2017, the band also released a live album – ‘Unpeeled’ – of stripped-back performances from their back catalogue alongside covers that were recorded over a series of intimate shows in LA, Washington DC, Knoxville and Nashville.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Unpeeled’, frontman Matt Shultz said: “Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realise is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song.
Guitarist Brad Shultz added of the project: “We connected with the songs in a way we hadn’t before. It was really all about the balance of the intimacy and the delicacy of how we approach playing these songs live acoustically and with strings as we hadn’t done before. We were very transparent, and we found the more honest you can be with yourself, the more honest you can be with everyone else.”
Last year, the band shared a live performance of their cover of Daft Punk and Julian Casablancas’ ‘Instant Crush’ shortly before an appearance at ‘Life is Beautiful’ festival.