Cage The Elephant has unveiled more details about its upcoming album Unpeeled, which was recorded at shows on the band's acoustic Live And Unpeeled tour this past spring. The disc is now due out July 28th and features a total of 21 tracks recorded at gigs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Knoxville and Nashville. Of those 21 songs, 18 came from the band's past four studio albums, while three are re-imagined versions of existing tunes, including a cover of the Wreckless Eric number "Whole Wide World."
- Each of the shows on the Live And Unpeeled tour featured the quartet playing stripped down arrangements of their songs with a string quartet and additional percussion.
- Singer Matt Shultz said about the project, "Many times you’re adding sonic layers looking for something to hide behind, and what you don’t realize is that that vulnerability and that nakedness might be the most compelling and interesting thing about the song."
- Cage The Elephant is currently on the road in Europe, but will return next month for a string of North American festival dates starting on July 14th in Louisville, Kentucky.