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Cage The Elephant

Social Cues



Released: 19th Apr 2019


lp + download

Released: 19th Apr 2019


for their fifth record, the mercurial Kentucky band dial up their sunny pop side with a fuzzy hotpot of rugged, bluesy bangers.

“musically, it’s a radical rethink of the garage rock that fired 2015’s dan Auerbach-produced ‘tell me I’m pretty’, quirky alternative-pop songs variously reminiscent of devo (broken boy) and the shins (the war id over; Tokyo smoke), set alongside the spare, washed-out balladry of ‘goodbye’ and the syncopated, dubby pop of ‘night running’ – a winning duet with star guest beck. Elsewhere, as Schultz crafts hooks from alternative pronunciations of words (see noir riffer ‘house of glass’), and presents ‘love’s the only way’ as a kind of spacey satellite transmission with Hollywood strings into, he and his bandmates don’t put a foot wrong” 4/5 – mojo.

Social Cues


  1. Broken Boy
  2. Social Cues
  3. Black Madonna
  4. Night Running
  5. Skin and Bones
  6. Ready To Let Go
  7. House Of Glass
  8. Love's The Only Way
  9. The War Is Over
  10. Dance Dance
  11. What I'm Becoming
  12. Tokyo Smoke
  13. Goodbye