By JOHN DALY
UPDATED: Cage The Elephant, one of the hottest bands of the decade, has released a new music video for “Social Cues,” directed by lead singer Matt Shultz.
The throwback-style video brings back a 1970s analog feel and uses psychedelic colors and intentional drop-ins to create a home-made video look.
Editing and digital effects were done by Michael Rees, analog effects by Citizen Kane Wayne. Directors of photography are Landon Yost and Josh Charow.
Cage The Elephant is expected to join Instagram Live to debut a series of deconstructed videos showing the evolution of the “Social Cues” music video. The band encouraged fans to text questions to 615-235-5440 and started responding via instagram after noon on Thursday.
The band’s performance was taped at Adult Swim’s FishCenter Live in Atlanta and additional footage was shot at Goodlettsville, Tenn. Antique Mall and other locations.
“The past couple of years have been turbulent,” Schultz said during a live Instagram broadcast. “Some of us have lost family members and friends which led to different truamas that manifested in different actions in our lives and as we were launching the record two of our best friends have passed away in a short amount of time and it was really hard for us. We did this performance on Adult Swim which captures the moment.”
“Social Cues” is the ninth No. 1 song on the Alternative Radio chart for Cage The Elephant, following their first single “Ready To Let Go” off the latest record.
Cage the Elephant finished a two-month-long amphitheater tour, “The Night Running Tour,” with Beck and featuring Spoon in the U.S.
Cage The Elephant will tour UK and Europe tour in early 2020, joined by supporters SWMRS and Post Animal, and will finish out the year with performances in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Chicago.
See all tour dates below and visit www.cagetheelephant.com for more information.
DEC 02 – CHARLOTTE, NC -106.5 THE END’S FESTIVUS AT THE FILLMORE
DEC 03 – WASHINGTON, D.C. – DC101- DERLAND AT THE ANTHEM
DEC 05 – BROOKLYN, NY- ALT 92.3’S “NOT SO SILENT NIGHT” AT BARCLAYS CENTER
DEC 10 – MILWAUKEE, WI – FM 102/1’S BIG SNOW SHOW 14 @ THE RAVE/EAGLES CLUB
DEC 11 – CHICAGO, IL – WKQX’S THE NIGHTS WE STOLE CHRISTMAS @ THE ARAGON BALLROOM
FEB 16 – LEEDS, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY LEEDS
FEB 17- GLASGOW, SCOTLAND- O2 ACADEMY GLASGOW
FEB 19 – MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – O2 VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
FEB 20 – BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM
FEB 22 – LONDON, ENGLAND – ALEXANDRA PALACE
FEB 24 – PARIS, FRANCE – L’OLYMPIA
FEB 26 – COLOGNE, GERMANY – LIVE MUSIC HALL
FEB 27 – BERLIN, GERMANY – ASTRA KULTURHAUS
FEB 28 – HAMBURG, GERMANY – DOCKS
MAR 01 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS – TIVOLIVRENDENBURG
MAR 02 – TILBURG, NETHERLANDS – O13
MAR 04 – MILAN, ITALY – FABRIQUE
MAR 27 – SANTIAGO, CHILE – LOLLAPALOOZA CHILE [MARCH 27-29]
MAR 29 – BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – LOLLAPALOOZA ARGENTINA [MARCH 27-29]
APR 03 – SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – LOLLAPALOOZA BRASIL [APRIL 3-5]
APR 05 – BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – FESTIVAL ESTEREO PICNIC [APRIL 3-5]