Grammy-nominated rock band Cage the Elephant have announced their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. The album will be released on December 18th, 2015 via RCA Records. Fans can pre-order the album via PledgeMusic. Exclusive items, including postcards from the band, signed posters and instruments, and handwritten lyric sheets, among others, are available via the pre-order.
With Tell Me I’m Pretty, Cage the Elephant are pushing the advances they made with their last record – 2013’s Melophobia, which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Alternative Album – while also drawing from the sounds that initially inspired them to start making music.
“With this record, we wanted to be more transparent,” said lead singer Matt Shultz. “We wanted to capture the sentiment of each song, and whatever emotional response it provoked, to be really honest to that.” The results are the band’s most forceful and focused songs yet. They recorded most of the songs on the 10-song album on the first take, capturing the band’s raw and frenetic onstage energy.
Melophobia took the band to new heights, spinning off two Number One singles on the Alternative charts, “Come a Little Closer” and “Cigarette Daydreams“, with Rolling Stone describing the album as, “Kentucky’s Cage the Elephant warp Sixties garage rock, Seventies punk and Eighties alt-rock into excellently weird new shapes”.