Cage The Elephant - Thank You Happy Birthday (CD)

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Raucous Kentucky rockers, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, return to the fray with the eagerlyawaited release of their second album ‘THANK YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ . The album, released this week is America, has debuted at number 2 on the Billboard album chart! Produced by Jay Joyce, ‘THANK YOU HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ is the band’s follow up to their 2009 self-titled debut, which has now sold over 500,000 copies worldwide (and remained on the Billboard 200 Chart for 73 consecutive weeks). The album will be preceded with the release of lead single ‘Shake Me Down’ on March 13th .Described by Rolling Stone as a ‘Pixies-to-the-max jam’, the single showcases an album heavily influenced by 90’s grunge and is packed with explosive loud-quiet-loud moments. Other stand-out tracks include ‘Aberdeen’. ‘Sell Yourself’, ‘Around my Head’’ and the beautiful ‘Flow’. Currently at #3 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart, ‘Shake Me Down’ is on course to be the band’s third US #1. The young five-piece from Bowling Green, Kentucky, Matt Shultz (vocals), Brad Shultz (guitar), Daniel Tichenor (bass), Lincoln Parish (guitar) and Jared Champion (drums), accumulated over 80 songs worth of ideas during a 2-year period touring around the globe and living here in the UK supporting their eponymous debut. To herald the new album .
Categories
RockPopMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Alternative
Number of Discs
1
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Media Type
CD
Title
Thank You Happy Birthday
Media
CD
BarCode
5099907082023
Country of Origin
USA
Label
Relentless
Distributor
n/a
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
5099907082023
Previews

Rolling Stone (p.69) - Ranked #15 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[I]t's retro but undeniably fun, and one of the year's coolest throwback looks."
Spin (p.70) - "'Right Before My Eyes' feels like the kind of fuzzy, poppy alt-rock radio hit alt-rockers just don't make anymore."
Entertainment Weekly (p.78) - "Charismatic lead shrieker Matt Shultz wears his slacker influences proudly."
Alternative Press (p.86) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "It's an alarmingly great album in most ways superior to their ballyhooed debut."
Uncut (magazine) (p.77) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]hey run the rockin' gamut through steamhammer punkabilly, garage band malevolence and caustic psychouts."

Country
UK
Genre
Pop / Rock
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Always Something
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Aberdeen
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Indy Kidz
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Shake Me Down
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] 2024
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Sell Yourself
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Rubber Ball
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Right Before My Eyes
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Around My Head
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Sabertooth Tiger
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Japanese Buffalo
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Flow
Notes
A time warp mash of the Pixies, Oasis, the Arctic Monkeys, and Kasabian that hails from, of all places, Bowling Green, KY, Cage the Elephant are out of step, out of style, and out of place on their second effort, like alt-rock kids trapped in an indie rock world. Thank You Happy Birthday bangs hard on the guitars and swaggers like the Shins never happened, but once hot, fast tracks like "2024" and "Right Before My Eyes" sink their hooks into the listener, it doesn't matter much that the band is an odd patchwork quilt of alt-rock nostalgia. If this was some supergroup that splintered off the Smashing Pumpkins it would make perfect sense, but these memorable songs are delivered with the same energetic push the band displayed on its self-titled debut, so the strong sense of purpose is intact. Big, winding numbers like "Aberdeen" and "Indy Kidz" display growth and the electronica touches found throughout the effort are welcome acknowledgments that this is a post-Radiohead world. While the grand and sometimes snotty lyrics might not be to all tastes, anyone who misses the days when rock radio loved Nirvana and Blur will find his retro rave-up easy to embrace. ~ David Jeffries
Date Released
2011-06-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
Cage the Elephant
Artists
  1. Cage The Elephant
Duration
44m 36s
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