Cage The Elephant have been around since 2006 when they formed in their hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. Their first album came out in 2008, and they've released a new studio record approximately every two years since then. The new one is Tell Me I'm Pretty. This time out the band recruited Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys to produce. Cage The Elephant recorded the new songs at Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound studio in Nashville in the spring of 2015. Vocalist (and founding member of the band) Matt Schultz has said that during recording they wanted to capture the honest emotion of each song. Auerbach contribution to that idea was to maintain the immediacy of the tracks and to try to use first takes when possible.