Cage The Elephant has released the first single from their upcoming album Melophobia. Teased via YouTube one week ago (August 1), “Come A Little Closer,” will hit iTunes August 13.
“Musically, what we’re trying to do is to be super thoughtful but blend that with the playfulness,” said frontman Matthew Schultz of the album’s feel to Consequence of Sound. “It became a game to juxtapose and blend those polar opposites. We wanted to see how we can take those odd spectrums and marry them cohesively.”
Following Cage The Elephant’s September tour with Muse, the Kentucky rock band will release their third album, Melophobia, October 8 on RCA Records.
Cage The Elephant 2013 Tour Dates:
09/03 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena*
09/04 – Atlanta, GA @ Gwinnett Arena*
09/06 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena*
09/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Consol Energy Center*
09/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center*
09/11 – Washington, DC @ Verizon Center*
09/14 – St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
09/17 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center*
09/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena*
09/21 – San Diego, CA @ Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre
09/28 – Kansas City, MO @ KRBZ Beach Ball
* w/ Muse