This Friday, October 6, Cults will drop a new album, Offering (Sinderlyn). We hope you already have plans to review and if not – we hope you can take a listen today! To date the band has shared 3 singles — last week’s “Right Words,” ” I Took Your Picture With My Eyes Closed” (a track that Billboard said, “finds the band on a new wave kick that softens the edges from the rock-centric set on 2013’s Static“) and the LP’s title track(which SPIN noted “cuts straight to the heart of what makes a Cults’ track great, as singer Madeline Follin offers breathy, reflective vocals”).
The NYC-based Cults is Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion and Offering marks the band’s first LP since the critically acclaimed 2013 album Static. It also marks the beginning of a more collaborative phase for Cults. The duo have always traded ideas, but for the first time they sat down to jam out ideas together in a room. Follin, who has always written her own parts, came into her own as instrumentalist during the Offering sessions, playing drums and keyboards throughout. Her equal partnership with Oblivion flies in the face of a far-too-common industry assumption that women are passive participants in their own art. Offering also reflects a new confidence in the studio which resulted in the strong, full sound found throughout the album.
Cults will be touring North America with dates starting October 14 in Philadelphia. Highlights include Brooklyn‘s Music Hall Of Williamsburg on October 17 and the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles on November 7. The tour concludes November 19 in Baltimore, MD. Cullen Omori supports from October 14th to November 1st; Curls support from November 3 to November 7; and She-Devils support from November 9 through November 19th. Advance tickets in participating markets come with a download redemption of the album. All dates are listed below and tickets on sale now.
Early Acclaim for Offering:
“The lyrics are pure romance. It also benefits from a dreamy-sounding chorus – perfect for the last of these summer days.” Hollywood Life on “I Took Your Picture”
“Follin’s polished and bright, tie dyed vocals ripple over a sea of Metric Fantasies-era synth with a spine-bending riff that bring out a new pathos for Cults.”
KEXP on “I Took Your Picture
“If “I Took Your Picture” is any indication, their upcoming album may continue to feature the hazy-guitar and high-pitched vocals for which they are known.” Baeble
” The new single is heavy on the shimmery, synth vibes – piled with layers upon layers of background 8-bit fuzz, with Madeline Folin’s pure, ethereal vocals slicing through the static psych atmosphere.”
The Key WPXN
“A mysterious and dark theme, guided by heavy bass and drum beats and lead singer Madeleine Follin’s unmistakably angelic vocals.” MXDWN on “Offering”
“Take this one out on a night drive, when the world feels alive. Welcome back, Cults.”Revolt TV on “Offering”
“glittery, synth-laden” Consequence of Sound on “Offering”
“An eye-catching move away from what’s become the classic Cults sound.” Grimy Goods on “Offering”
“If there’s one thing Cults know how to do, it’s craft an undeniable hit.” Austin Town Hall
Offering track listing
2. I Took Your Picture
3. With My Eyes Closed
5. Right Words
6. Good Religion
7. Natural State
8. Nothing Is Written
9. Talk In Circles
10. Clear From Far Away
11. Gilded Lily
Cults North American tour dates
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *@
10/15 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *@
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *@
10/18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *@
10/19 – Albany, NY – The Hollow *@
10/20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *@
10/21 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar *@
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *@
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line *@
10/25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *@
10/26 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews *@
10/27 – Omaha, NE – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts *@
10/28 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *@
10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *@
10/31 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *@
11/01 – Portland, OR – Star Theater *@
11/03 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ^!
11/04 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s ^!
11/05 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic ^!
11/06 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room ^!
11/07 – Los Angeles,CA – Teragram Ballroom ^!
11/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom %@
11/11 – Dallas, TX – Dada %$
11/12 – Austin, TX – Antone’s %$
11/13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %@
11/14 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %@
11/15 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn %@
11/16 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In %@
11/17 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 %@
11/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %@
11/19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar %@
* w/ Cullen Omori
@ w/ Hideout
^ w/ Curls
! w/ The Willowz
% w/ She-Devils
$ w/ Deep Cuts
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