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Born Cages to Release Debut Album, ‘I’m Glad I’m Not Me,’ on June 2nd

Pre-Order The Album Now At iTunes HERE

Band To Tour With Dreamers This Spring, With Dates At SXSW Music Festival

(New York, NY) – Critically acclaimed indie rockers Born Cages will release their debut studio album, I’m Glad I’m Not Me, on June 2nd 2015 via Washington Square/Razor & Tie. Fans can pre-order the album now at iTunes and they will receive 4 instant grat songs “Don’t Look Back,” “Caiti,” “Metaphor,” and “Rolling Down The Hill.” Listen to all four songs now at

The band has also unveiled the album’s track listing and artwork, created by London-based illustrator Matthew Cooper(Arctic Monkeys, The Kills, Caribou, Paul McCartney).

Born Cages has also launched the new album pre-order in various merch bundles at

The New York City-based Born Cages recently premiered the video for the song “Rolling Down The Hill” with Yahoo Music and the site raved, “Born Cages is a group that definitely knows how to bring the rock.” The video won mtvU’s The Freshmen competition and thesong has charted Top 10 atAlternative Specialty radio, impacting Alternative Radio in May. A remix of the song reached #2 on Hype Machine’s popular remix chart.

Born Cages is on the road on the aco-headline tour with Dreamers and special guest The Kickback. The band is also confirmed for the entire 2015 Vans Warped Tour this summer.

I’m Glad I’m Not Me was recorded at Mission Sound (Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Matt & Kim) in Brooklyn, NY and was produced by Jon Kaplan (Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon) and co-produced by Born Cages’ lead singer Vlad Holiday. On the album, Holiday, bassist/keyboardist Matt Maroulakos and drummer Dave Tantao conjure festival-ready, truly modernist modern rock that is every bit as grand as its song titles would predict: “Bigger Than Me.” “I Just Want The Truth, Baby.” “Don’t Look Back.” “Finding Beauty in a Broken World.”

I’m Glad I’m Not Me touches on rock, electronic, dance, alternative and everything in between, reaching listeners thought to be quarantined from each other.It’s a record celebrating togetherness in fractious times, music that finds commonalities rather than chasms. Throughout, Born Cages play with an urgency that posits their music as something essential. I’m Glad I’m Not Meembraces its punchy hooks, economic arranging and distinct kind of New York City disillusionment; it’s the despondency of being told your mere existence in the city is a sign of having “made it” and still feeling alone amongst the millions.

The album is the follow up to their critically acclaimed 2013 EP release, The Sidelines EP. Vice Noisey describes the band’s music as a “blend of 80s-influenced synth/guitar work and modern pop-rock sounds,” and Blackbook raved, “More than a decade after the riff-heavy heyday of The Strokes, The Vines, The White Stripes, The Hives, and many other bands that put the word “the” before a plural noun, we may be ready for another bout of ripping revivalism…Born Cages, certainly makes that argument.”The Born Cages Daytrotter Session made the Top 50 of 2014 list.

Lead singer and guitarist Vlad Holiday formed Born Cages in 2011 and the group dove head-first into New York City’s eclectic indie rock movement.He is joined by Matt Maroulakos on bass/keyboards and Dave Tantao on drums. The band has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins), Public Access TV, JD Samson (of Le Tigre) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N’ Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN’R club shows.

Born Cages – I’m Glad I’m Not Me – 6/2/15

1. Rolling Down The Hill
2. Bigger Than Me
3. Don’t Look Back
4. Moving On
5. I Just Want The Truth, Baby
6. Give Me A Smile
7. Caiti
8. Metaphor
9. Dirty Money
10. Volcano
11. Green
12. Finding Beauty In A Broken World

Born Cages Tour Dates
W/Dreamers, The Kickback

March 11 – Little Rock, AR – Vinos
March 12 – Fayetteville, AR – Nomads Music Lounge
March 13 – Tulsa, OK – Vanguard
March 14 – Denton, TX –35 Denton(festival)
March 15 – Houston, TX – The Green Room
March 17 – San Antonio. TX – Korova
March 18 – SXSW Music Festival – L Rock Entertainment ATX (Darwin’s Pub) 12:30 PM
March 19 – SXSW Music Festival – Sound Dessert Showcase (Stay Gold) Time TBD
March 19 – SXSW Music Festival – McDonald’s Showcase – 4th&Red River Parking Lot 1:20 PM
March 20 – SXSWMusic Festival – SONY Showcase (Tap Room at The Market) 6:20 PM
March 21 – SXSW Music Festival – Audiofemme / Atypical Beast Agency Showcase (Darwin’s Pub)- Time TBD
March 23 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
March 24 – Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck
March 25 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
March 26 – Minneapolis, MN – Nether Bar
March 27 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge*
March 28 – Columbus, OH –Donatos^
* no Dreamers
^ no Dreamers and no The Kickback

Warped Tour 2015

June 19 – Pomona, CA – Pomona Fairplex
June 20 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
June 21 – Ventura, CA – Seaside Park – Ventura County Fairgrounds
June 23 – Mesa, AZ – Quail Run Park
June 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
June 25 – Oklahoma City, OK – Remington Park
June 26 – Houston, TX – NRG Park Main St Yellow Lot
June 27 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
June 28 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
July 1 – Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Fairgrounds
July 2 – Atlanta, GA – Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
July 3 – St. Petersburg, FL – Vinoy Park
July 4 – West Palm Beach, FL – Cruzan Amphitheatre
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Tinker Field
July 6 – Jacksonville, FL – Morocco Shrine Auditorium and Grounds
July 7 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
July 8 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureau Live
July 9 – Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagara Pavilion
July 10 –Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center
July 11 – Wantagh, NY – Nikon At Jones Beach Amphitheatre
July 12 – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
July 14 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
July 15 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake PAC
July 16 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
July 17 – Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 18 – Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 19 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
July 21 – Scranton, PA – The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
July 23 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 24 – Detroit, MI – The Palace of Auburn Hills Parking Lot
July 25 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater
July 26 – Shakopee, MN – Canterbury Park
July 27 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Marcus Amphitheatre
July 29 – Noblesville, IN – Kilpsch Music center
July 30 – Bonner Springs, KS – Cricket Wireless Amphitheater
August 1 – Salt Lake City, UT – Utah State Fairpark
August 2 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center Parking Lot
August 5 – San Diego, CA – Qualcomm Stadium Parking Lot
August 7 – Portland, OR – Portland Expo Center
August 8 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheater

Source- Razor & Tie


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