Cage The Elephant Release 'Cigarette Daydreams' Video [WATCH]
Cage The Elephant are still touring in support of their 2013 album Melophobia, and they just produced perhaps their best music video yet for the single "Cigarette Daydreams."
The Kentucky band called upon famed director Mark Pellington (Pearl Jam's "Jeremy," Foo Fighters' "The Best of You," Bruce Springsteen's "Lonesome Day") to shoot the gorgeous video, which falls under the "better than the song itself" category.
Filmed in Los Angeles, the vid features a 90-second avant garde introduction and then loosely tells the story of a young woman tortured by memories.
The track doesn't capitalize much on a poppy chord progression, but it's an emotional song nonetheless. At the climax, lead singer Matthew Shultz walks toward the main character as her car goes up in flames on the Los Angeles River.
Pellington strikes again:
Cage The Elephant is currently on the road with The Black Keys. Make sure to check out the remainder of their schedule:
09/09: Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
09/10: Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
09/12: Detroit, MI @ Joe Louis Arena
09/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ CONSOL Energy Center
09/14: Rochester, New York @ Blue Cross Arena
09/16: Toronto, CAN @ Air Canada Centre
09/17: Ottawa, Quebec, CAN @ Canadian Tire Centre
09/18: Montreal, Quebec, CAN @ Centre Bell Centre
09/20: Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
09/21: Boston, MA @ TD Garden
09/23: Brooklyn, New York @ Barclays Center
09/24: Brooklyn, New York @ Barclays Center
09/25: Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
09/27: Chicago, IL @ United Center
09/28: Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/16: Highland, CA @ San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
10/18: Houston, TX @ Buzzfest
10/25: Tampa, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
10/26: West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Skies Music Festival
Dates in bold are in support of The Black Keys.