Indie rock duo Cults (multi-instrumentalist Brian Oblivion and singer/lyricist Madeline Follin) found unexpected fame in 2010 with their viral single “Go Outside” off of their debut self-titled album, and they just released their sophomore album Static. The past couple of years haven’t been without hardship for the pair, who ended a four-year relationship last fall, and lost all of their equipment due to flooding from Hurricane Sandy. The band forged ahead, though, and the new album features the same 60s-style girl-group sound and Follin’s infectious vocals, along with a bit of a moodier and more diverse feel. According to Oblivion, the message of the record is to fight against the idea that your life could be better than it is right now.
Cults stopped by our studio for a great performance this week – check it out right here!