Cage The Elephant on WFUV 12.8.2013 [YouTube Playlist + Audio Stream]

Evan Petersen

by Evan Petersen

Published December 11, 2013


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Matt Shultz of Cage The Elephant swung by New York's WFUV for an interview and stripped down performance in the intimate Studio A. The psychedelic rock band have been playing quite a few high-profile promotional gigs, but this time, they played a bare-bones acoustic set with just guitar and vocals.

They stripped away the effects-laden sounds of Melophobia and played a short acoustic set as a two-piece. In addition to playing "Come A Little Closer" and "Cigarette Daydream" from their most recent record, they also played "Shake Me Down," a dynamic track from 2011's Thank You, Happy Birthday. What the performance lost in instrumentation and production, it gained in raw emotion. The typically bass-driven "Come A Little Closer" saw perhaps the most dramatic change in timbre, but it's a welcome transition to see these guys belt out an unrefined version. Listen to the full audio and interview above and watch all three songs in the playlist below.

For more from Cage The Elephant, you can watch them kill it at Monday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live! right here on Zumic and for more music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: WFUV YouTube channel

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