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Cage The Elephant (Photo and album art by Neil Krug // provided by Live Nation)
Cage The Elephant (Photo and album art by Neil Krug // provided by Live Nation)

Cage The Elephant shares 'Neon Pill'


Fri, May 17th 2024 11:50 am

Press Release

Today, Cage The Elephant, a Grammy Award-winning rock band, release “Neon Pill,” their sixth studio album. “Neon Pill” finds the Kentucky-bred six piece – brothers Matthew Shultz (vocals) and Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass), Jared Champion (drums), Nick Bockrath (lead guitar) and Matthan Minster (guitar, keys, backing vocals) – forging new musical ground, while maintaining their uncompromising creativity and wildly cathartic performances.

“To me, ‘Neon Pill’ is the first record where we were consistently uninfluenced, and I mean that in a positive way,” Matthew said. “Everything is undoubtedly expressed through having settled into finding our own voice. We’ve always drawn inspiration from artists we love, and at times we’ve even emulated some of them to a certain degree. With this album, having gone through so much, life had almost forced us into becoming more and more comfortable with ourselves. We weren’t reaching for much outside of the pure experience of self-expression, and simultaneously not necessarily settling either. We just found a uniqueness in simply existing.”

The album is available on all formats here.

Rolling Stone spoke with Matthew about the new album and upcoming tour and say the new music “sounds like a rich and matured version of Cage the Elephant.” Read the full interview here. The band also recently returned to “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to perform the world debut of their song “Rainbow.” Watch the performance here.

The band recently shared “Metaverse,” the latest single off “Neon Pill,” which follows recent singles from the new album, including “Good Time,” “Out Loud” and “Neon Pill,” which scored the band its 11th No. 1 song on Billboard’s alternative chart. Listen to “Metaverse” here and watch the new lyric directed video by Robert Beatty here.

Cage The Elephant’s 47-date North American U.S. tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on June 20 in Salt Lake City with shows in cities including Seattle, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City and Lewiston, with support from Young The Giant & Bakar on most dates. Tickets and VIP available for all dates are on sale now here.

On May 6, iHeartMedia hosted the “iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Cage The Elephant” in celebration of the new album. The show will broadcast across iHeartRadio alternative stations nationwide on May 20 (8 p.m. local time) and in VR on Meta Horizon Worlds at 8 p.m. ET.

From their humble beginnings in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Cage The Elephant have gone on to become one of the generation’s premier rock bands. They have earned dozens of Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum certifications, tallied over 5 billion streams, and notched 11 #1 records on alternative radio and 5 No. 1 records on Triple A Radio. Their previous two albums, “Tell Me I’m Pretty” (2015) and “Social Cues” (2019), garnered consecutive Best Rock Album Grammy Awards. They are maybe most celebrated for their live show. The stage is their home turf, where they are most comfortable, and their performances, ecstatic and unchained, as well as cathartic and soul bearing, are what “Neon Pill” achieves in documenting.

“Neon Pill,” produced by John Hill, materialized during sessions at Sonic Ranch in El Paso, Electric Lady in New York, Sound Emporium in Nashville, Echo Mountain in North Carolina, and at Hill’s own studio in Los Angeles, and alchemized a season of tragedy and turbulence into the 12 tracks on their sixth full-length album. Nine months into the pandemic, Matthew and Brad lost their father. The band weathered the back-to-back deaths of friends, while Matthew experience depression and a mental breakdown, culminating in hospitalization. Coming out on the other side, he learned quite a bit about himself, and gained a whole lot of strength and wisdom. “Neon Pill” came to life in the eye of the storm.

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