Cage the Elephant is an American rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky, that formed in 2006. The band's first album, Cage the Elephant, was released in 2008 to much success, spawning several successful radio singles and gained the band a large following in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Cage the Elephant are known for high octane live performances and for possessing an eclectic sound. The band's first album is influenced by classic rock, funk, and blues music. However, the band's sophomore album, Thank You, Happy Birthday, displayed heavy influence by punk rock and bands such as the Pixies.