December 30, 2010 § Leave a comment
This past spring you may have found yourself being stared at while sitting in traffic, jamming to Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked. No? Well this week, Cage the Elephant’s new single Around My Head is available free on itunes in hopes of generating buzz about their upcoming album set to release January 11, 2011. So here’s your buzz-
From this single and the other previews I could find, the group does show a transformation taking place. Songs off their self-titled album had distinctive, somewhat jarring tunes that came with the overwhelming urge to dance around like an idiot. These new melodies seem to have mellowed out a bit, but with even more over the top moments of madness thrown in. This being said, it’s uncertain how the album will turn out as a whole, but it’s definitely worth checking out. All you kids worried about their sound becoming “too mainstream” (which, I hate to break it to you but, is becoming obsolete-go read the previous post if you don’t believe me), fear not. Last time I checked, Coldplay wasn’t serenading the masses with kazoos and monkey-like screams…
Ps. Even if you’re not a fan, I still recommend going to their site http://www.cagetheelephant.com/?utm_source=left_nav to play with the “draw” app.