Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in mid-2006. Since their formation, the band has gained a large following in the US as well as the UK and Canada for their sound and their high-energy live performances.
The band signed with Relentless Records after showcasing at the 2007 South by Southwest music festival, and then moved to London, England. They released their eponymous debut album, Cage the Elephant, on 23 June 2008 in the UK and April 21, 2009 in the US/Japan/Australia/Canada.
The album obtained mostly favorable reviews. Their single “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked” reached number 32 on the UK Singles Chart and was featured in the Gearbox Software video game Borderlands.