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Cage The Elephant is an American Alternative Rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. Since their founding in 2006, Cage The Elephant has gained popularity in the US and UK indie scenes for their energetic sound and live performances. Their sound is a blend of Punk Rock and Blues Rock and they are often classified as part of the 2000s garage rock revival. The band came to prominence with their hit single "Ain't No Rest For The Wicked" (used as the title music in Borderlands), and have not quite managed another hit like it.
- Matt Schultz- vocals
- Brad Schultz- guitar
- Jared Champion- drums
- Daniel Tichenor- bass
- Lincoln Parish- lead guitar
- Cage The Elephant
- Thank You, Happy Birthday
This band provides examples of the following tropes:
- Animated Music Video - The video for 'Aberdeen' is animated with beautiful Stop Motion.
- Anti-Love Song - "Around My Head". Well, sort of.
- Careful with That Axe
- New Sound Album - Thank You, Happy Birthday is rawer and more abrasive than their debut. It is often compared to the Pixies.
- Of Corpse He's Alive - The video for "Around My Head". It's an odd Crowning Moment of Funny.
- Self-Titled Album
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein - "Sabretooth Tiger"
- Surprisingly Gentle Song - "Shiver", the acoustic version of "Right Before My Eyes". "Flow" also counts.
- "Flow" counts doubly as it also has a surprisingly gentle and very minimalistic music video.
- Take That - "Indy Kidz" is a jab at Hipsters.
- Take That, Critics! - "In One Ear." Well, more of a "Screw You" than a "Take That," but still a bit of a Take That.
- Word Salad Lyrics
- Played for laughs with "Japanese Buffalo" where the lyrics are purpousely slurred.