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Cage the Elephant Plans Live EP; Releases New Video for "Cigarette Daydreams"

Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Colin Lane (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Image Courtesy Colin Lane (via ABC News Radio)

As  Cage the Elephant  heads out on tour this week opening for  The Black Keys , the band is set to give fans who haven't gotten a chance to see them in concert a little taste of their live show.

On October 7, Cage the Elephant will issue  The Live EP --  a five-track digital download recorded in concert this past May at Denver, Colorado's Ogden Theater.  The EP will feature a performance of the band's 2010 hit "Shake Me Down," as well as performances of four songs from the band's most recent album, last year's  Melophobia .

One of the Melophobia songs performed on the live EP is "Cigarette Daydreams," and Cage the Elephant has just released a moody new video for the track.

The  surreal, mostly black-and-white clip  opens with quick cuts that recall bits from home movies and from French cinema of the late '50s and early '60.  Eventually, a story of sorts emerges: woman appears to be kidnapping and killing herself, or her double.  The woman, played by frontman  Matt Shultz ’s wife, winds up dancing with Shultz in front of a car she's torched, with the double tied up in the trunk.

Speaking about meaning of the clip, director  Mark Pellington  says in a statement, "A murder mystery? A love story? Real life madness? 'Cigarette Daydreams' is an ambitious music video/short film inspired by real events and fictional images. It is a fractured, hallucinatory love story hatched by myself and...Matt Shultz."

Cage the Elephant will be opening for The Black Keys through September 28, after which they have a few more headlining dates scheduled.  Check out CageTheElephant.com for details.

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