Posts Tagged ‘Cults’

February 13, 2018
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We were thrilled when NY indie pop duo Cults made their long awaited return last year with their excellent album Offering. We had feared that Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin would never release any more music as Cults, and we sighed a huge sigh of relief when they reappeared on the scene with their vintage pop inflected, oft synth infused music. I Took Your Picture is easily one of our favorite tracks on Offering, particularly since it seemed to ooze plenty of the pair’s older sound, and now we get to dance our hearts out to a superb remix of the track by Étienne de Crécy, too. The tech house re-work he’s given I Took Your Picture is a crisp pounding, propulsive shimmering treat with euphoric synth scales. It casts Cults in a fresh light while retaining their charm. The French DJ and producer remarks on his edit: “I’m the biggest fan of the Cults since the first album!! I was really looking forward the third one & I play it on repeat. Strangely Madeline’s voice and melodies fit really perfectly with electronic music, whereas their sound is far from techno!! I was delighted to make a remix for this single as it is one of my favorite on the album!” You can also listen to the remix via Spotify, here. Offering is a must listen, especially if you’re a long time Cults fan like me. Find it, here.

January 10, 2018

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Folin reunited as Cults last year to give us their long awaited third album, Offering. It was a welcome revival of the NYC duo’s 60s intoning indie pop, which they varnished with profuse layers of synths on the majority of Offering’s new tracks. Today, Cults has unveiled a music video for two of the album’s songs. This Cults fan eagerly revisits beloved Offering tracks Right Words and Natural State via the vibrant and artistic video. I hope you like ants, fruits, and cool animation, but even if you don’t, the endearing flurry of wistful yet peppy nostalgia that we get to bathe our ears in are much worth this expedition for the senses. If you missed out on Offerings last year, it’s available, here.

September 22, 2017

I’ve been lamenting the absence of Cults for so long that I literally had to pinch myself to see if I was dreaming when the New York indie pop veterans suddenly returned with fresh new music a few months ago. Now that they’ve announced the release of their third studio album on October 6th, I feel like I’ve won a million dollars. On the heels of Offering and I Took Your Picture comes Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion’s third single from new album Offering. Right Words feels most like early Cults with its vintage flavored, pop jangling, and synth hazy charm. According to Cults: "We are excited to share ‘Right Words,’ the third single off of Offering. This song was like the nebula of the album. We worked on it forever because it kept breeding new parts that would go on to be their own tracks. Musically it’s inspired by 80’s power pop bands like Cleaners From Venus and R Stevie Moore, and lyrically it’s a conversation about not letting abstract ideas of success pollute your brain. Play it loud!“ Oh, trust me, I’ve been playing all these new Cults songs loud, and I plan on turning that volume knob way up high when Offering arrives. Pre-order Offering, here.

August 23, 2017
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I was over the moon the other day when New York indie pop darlings Cults suddenly re-emerged with new music after four long years of excruciating silence. Cults also announced that they’ll be releasing their third studio album, Offering, on October 6th. A flood of Cults music is exactly what I’ve been craving for, and our journey into that new full length continues with I Took Your Picture, which was inspired by Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion’s lover for 80′s power pop bands like The Motels and The Cars. I Took Your Picture is described as a song about fleeting moments and how we let past feelings interrupt the possibility for good things to happen. Cults’ new single is certainly a dance luscious sound for the band. It’s top heavy with wavy synths and drenched in a deliciously gazey haze. Suffice to say, I can’t wait for that new Cults record, which you can pre-order, here.

July 12, 2017
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July 8, 2017
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Four years. That’s how long it’s been since Cults’ last album, and I’ve been missing the New York based indie pop duo like crazy in the meantime, wondering if we’d ever hear from Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion’s project ever again. As such, I squealed with joy when I caught wind of the first new Cults song in years. Not only that, but Cults has announced their third studio album, Offering, and it arrives on October 6th, just in time for my birthday the next day. They kick off this long awaited new chapter of music with the title track, a gazey whirring, meditative strolling dream pop meets synthpop ballad. Cults will be heading out on tour this fall for their new album, with a stop in San Francisco at The Chapel on November 3rd. Barring any extreme emergency, you can guess where I’ll be. You can pre-order Cults’ new album Offering, here.

March 25, 2016
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Madeline Follin of Cults and her brother Richie James Follin of Guards recently debuted a new sibling project, simply titled Follin. This is a collaboration I’ve been hoping to hear for many years now, as I’m a huge Cults fan who’s also much fond of Guards. The duo now reveal the flip side to debut song Roxy, a gauzy and swirling gem named Memories. Follin’s nostalgic memories are scratchy and faded, dreamy and foggy. Madeline’s voice slices crisply through this mist, reminding me once again how much I’ve been missing Cults. Follin manages to find a beautiful balance between saccharine and gloomy, as well as woozy and crystalline on their wistful gem. Memories will be out as a single on March 25th, and it’s release alongside Roxy as a double A-side will be out April 15th on limited edition cassette tapes via Father/Daughter Records.

December 16, 2014
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In a mega whirlpool of talent, East Coast producer Todd Edwards has remixed Etienne de Crécy’s You, which features Madeline Follin of Cults. The track premiered over the weekend on Annic Mac’s BBC Radio show. As expected of Todd Edwards, there’s a garage heavy vibe going on with the track, but mixed with funky fresh house and lined with Follin’s surprisingly soulful vocals (compared to her usual enchanting style with Cults). The original is on Etienne de Crécy’s Super Discount 3 album, out January 19th.

OFFICIAL VID: Cults – High Road

October 4, 2013

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I’m a huge fan of indie pop duo Cults’ self titled debut album from 2011. In fact, I have the release on vinyl back at home. It’s no surprise that I’m eagerly anticipating Cults’ sophomore album Satic which comes out very soon on October 15. Their brand of vintage, old-fashioned, fuzzy, lo-fi pop along with Madeline Follin’s dreamy vocals get me every time. Watch their new video for Static single High Road below. The black and white retro style of the visuals will not disappoint. It’s the Cults I love, though High Road sounds undeniably less spritely and less whimsical than some of their other tunes in the past. On a small related story, I was driving my mom around while listening to Cults’ debut album on low volume a couple of years ago (she complains if I have music on too loud). I don’t remember if it was Abduction or Go Outside that came on, and my mom, not at all a music head like I am, asked me why I’m listening to childrens’ music. All the time i was thinking she’d like the vintage sounding aspect of it! Fail!

OFFICIAL VID: Cults – High Road

October 4, 2013

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I’m a huge fan of indie pop duo Cults’ self titled debut album from 2011. In fact, I have the release on vinyl back at home. It’s no surprise that I’m eagerly anticipating Cults’ sophomore album Satic which comes out very soon on October 15. Their brand of vintage, old-fashioned, fuzzy, lo-fi pop along with Madeline Follin’s dreamy vocals get me every time. Watch their new video for Static single High Road below. The black and white retro style of the visuals will not disappoint. It’s the Cults I love, though High Road sounds undeniably less spritely and less whimsical than some of their other tunes in the past. On a small related story, I was driving my mom around while listening to Cults’ debut album on low volume a couple of years ago (she complains if I have music on too loud). I don’t remember if it was Abduction or Go Outside that came on, and my mom, not at all a music head like I am, asked me why I’m listening to childrens’ music. All the time i was thinking she’d like the vintage sounding aspect of it! Fail!