This week, indie darlings Foals and Cage the Elephant played two high-energy sets at New York's Terminal 5, and both bands gave Rolling Stone full backstage access, allowing Sacha Lecca to capture everything from the pre-set preparations to Cage singer Matt Shultz's massive stage dive and its painful aftermath. Photos and captions by Sacha Lecca.
Jimmy Smith, Jack Bevan and Edwin Congreave of Foals backstage shortly before their set.
While waiting to go on, Foals' Jimmy Smith takes Yannis Philippakis' cigarette at the stage door.
Philippakis reflects for a moment before walking onstage.
Philippakis hits the Terminal 5 stage.
Jimmy Smith and Philippakis.
Philippakis surfing the crowd.
Waiting to go on, Cage the Elephant singer Matt Shultz slowly moves and dances up and down the hall behind the stage.
At the stage door, Cage the Elephant's Brad Shultz, carrying three beers, is jovial. His brother Matt seems more in his own space and very focused.
Cage the Elephant kick off their set.
Brad Shultz in the pit with fans who try either to embrace him or grab a photo.
Matt Shultz after one of many stage dives in a tug of war between fans and security.
Matt Shultz, mid-jump.
Matt Shultz being supported by fans near the end of the show.
Fans reaching out to Matt Shultz in the photo pit.
Matt Shultz braces for his final leap into the crowd.
Geronimo! Matt Shultz continues his leap into the sea of fans.
Matt Shultz slowly makes his way to the backstage area after an exhausting set.
Brad Shultz of Cage the Elephant (center) at the end of the night with Jimmy Smith (left) and Jack Bevan of Foals.
Matt Shultz backstage, winces from leap off the balcony: "It was a lot higher than it looked".