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Under the Radar Announces Fall 2017 Issue with Julien Baker on the Cover

Issue 62 Also Includes Interviews with Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, The Horrors, Wolf Alice, Jessie Ware, King Krule, and Much More

Oct 20, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Fall 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version has shipped out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine app Zinio). The issue features Julien Baker on the cover. More

8 Best Songs of the Week: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Morrissey, CHVRCHES, Wolf Alice, and More

Plus Angel Olsen, TORRES, Stars, Cults, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 22, 2017

We're back down to eight Songs of the Week, after promising last week to stick with a Top 10 for awhile. But it was a slow week for new tracks. Still, there were some clear gems this week, as you will see below, with an easy choice for top song.  More

Cults Share New Song “Right Words”

Offering Due Out October 6 via Sinderlyn

Sep 22, 2017

Cults (the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion) are releasing a new albumOffering, on October 6 via Sinderlyn. Previously they shared its title track (also its opening track), which was one of our Songs of the Week, the album's second single, "I Took Your Picture" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week), and a combined video for "I Took Your Picture" and "With Your Eyes Closed." Now the band has shared another song from the album, the catchy "Right Words."  More

Sep 12, 2017

Cults (the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion) are releasing a new albumOffering, on October 6 via Sinderlyn. Previously they shared its title track (also its opening track), which was one of our Songs of the Week, and the album's second single, "I Took Your Picture" (which was also one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared a new video that mainly features "I Took Your Picture," but also adds on part of the next song on the album, "With Your Eyes Closed," at the end.  More

Eight Best Songs of the Week: Beck, King Krule, Stars, Lindstrøm, and More

Plus Amber Coffman, Cults, Chelsea Wolfe, Lost Horizons, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Aug 25, 2017

This week's biggest new song was probably "Look What You Made Me Do," the first offering from Taylor Swift's new album, Reputation. But it was far from the week's best song (it didn't get close to our Top 8).  More

Listen: Cults - “I Took Your Picture”

Offering Due Out October 6 via Sinderlyn

Aug 22, 2017

Cults (the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion) are releasing a new albumOffering, on October 6 via Sinderlyn. Previously they shared its title track (also its opening track), which was one of our Songs of the Week. Now they have shared the album's second single, "I Took Your Picture."  More

Six Best Songs of the Week: Wolf Alice, Ted Leo, Cut Copy, Cults, and More

Plus Japanese Breakfast and Loney dear, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 07, 2017

Most of the American music industry took Monday and Tuesday off for the long July 4th weekend, leaving only three days to produce worthy new songs this week. But that was good enough for some strong new offerings, including one song actually called "Offering." More

Jul 07, 2017

Cults (the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion) have announced a new album, Offering, and shared its title track (also its opening track). Offering is due out October 6 via Sinderlyn. Below is "Offering," followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. The band has also announced some fall tour dates, which are below too. More

Feb 23, 2016

Cults frontwoman Madeline Follin has teamed up with her brother, Richie Follin of Guards (and Willowz) to form a new band appropriately named Follin. The siblings have shared their first song together, "Roxy." It was premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 Radio show and can be streamed below.  More

Real Estate, Yo La Tengo, Cults, Drums, and More Donate Songs to Aid Surfer Blood’s Thomas Fekete

Guided By Voices, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Others Also Aid in Cancer Appeal

Nov 11, 2015

Surfer Blood guitarist Thomas Fekete has been battling a rare and aggressive form of cancer. His health insurance has been covering more than six months of regular chemotherapy treatments, but does not cover an alternative treatment plan he's also been undergoing. As Fekete is unable to work and tour he's been relying on fan and friend donations to his GoFundMe page to help pay for treatments. More

Feb 24, 2015

Sunday was the second day of Air+Style, a festival founded by Shaun White aimed at bringing together the worlds of snowboarding and music.  More

Jan 23, 2014

Still on the promotional blitz behind their sophomore album Static, last night Cults stopped by Letterman where they performed “Keep Your Head Up.”  More

Watch: Cults on “Leno”

Perform "High Road"

Nov 13, 2013

Out of the road supporting their new sophomore album Static, New York pop duo Cults were welcomed as the musical guest on The Tonight Show last night. More

Stream Cults’ New Album, “Static”

Also New Works by Cass McCombs, The Dismemberment Plan, and Tim Hecker

Oct 07, 2013

Next week Cults' Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion return with their latest collection of '60s girl-group inspired pop with their sophomore LP Static. More

Watch: Cults – “High Road” Video

Static is Due October 15 Via Columbia

Oct 03, 2013

Cults get their retro psychedelic on in the video for “High Road.”  More

Cults Discuss Their New Album, Personal Breakup, and “Dark Period”

Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin Reconnect

Sep 27, 2013

The last few years have seen a lot of changes for Brian Oblivion, Madeline Follin, and their New York City-based indie pop outfit, Cults. More

Listen: Cults - “High Road”

New LP Static Out Oct. 15

Sep 03, 2013

New York pop duo Cults will release their sophomore album Static next month on Oct. 15. More

Cults Announce New Tour Dates

Sophomore Album Static Out Oct. 15

Aug 21, 2013

Pop duo Cults, who will release their sophomore album Static on Oct. 15, have announced plans for a new tour this fall in support of the record. More

Listen: Cults - “I Can Hardly Make You Mine”

Sophomore Album Static Out Oct. 15

Aug 13, 2013

With the release of their sophomore album Static on the horizon, pop duo Cults have debuted a new song from the effort, "I Can Hardly Make You Mine." More

Jul 25, 2013

Today, Cults released a teaser for their upcoming album, Static, which will be released October 15th on Columbia Records. The short video clip features two new tracks from the album, "We've Got It," and "So Far." The new album is produced by Shane Stoneback, who produced their 2010 debut, and Ben Allen, who has worked with Animal Collective, Washed Out, and Youth Lagoon. More

Cults Announce Tour

Sophomore LP Coming Soon

Apr 24, 2013

New York pop duo Cults have announced plans to hit the road in the coming months with a number of live performances. More

Check Out Photos From Make Music Pasadena 2012

Grimes, Cults, Electric Guest and More

Jun 17, 2012

Yesterday, Pasadena hosted its annual Make Music Pasadena Festival. We set writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. Check out her shots of The Happy HollowsThe Chain Gang of 1974Electric GuestCults, and Grimes More

Feb 09, 2012

New York duo Cults have debuted a music video for their self-titled debut's finger-snapping track "You Know What I Mean."  More

Watch: Cults Play “Fallon”

Perform "Abducted"

Jan 23, 2012

Before settling into the weekend, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon presented a performance by New York pop duo Cults. More

Watch: Cults Visit “Yo Gabba Gabba!”

Sing a Song About Hot Chocolate

Dec 16, 2011

Joining the company of The Shins, MGMT, and The Flaming Lips, Cults are making an appearance on the kids television program Yo Gabba Gabba! More

Cults Schedule New Tour

North American Dates Kick Off in March

Dec 13, 2011

New York indie-pop duo Cults have announced that they will be emarking on an extensive tour throughout the states at the beginning of 2012. More

Sep 05, 2011

On Saturday September 3, the eight annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent writer/photographer Laura Studarus down to cover the action. More

Watch: “Go Outside” Cults

Tour dates Abound!

Jul 13, 2011

In the new video for “Go Outside” (a cut off their self-titled debut albumCults mine found-footage, paring war with a big tent revival. We have the clip.  More

Portishead Announce Fall U.S. Tour

Follows Band Curated I’ll Be Your Mirror Festival

Jul 11, 2011

As previously announced, British trip-hop legends Portishead will be curating and headlining ATP's I'll Be Your Mirror festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey, October 1 and 2. More

May 23, 2011

Some say that if you write about NPR three times in one day the hosts of All Things Considered will magically appear in your room like Beetlejuice or Biggie Smalls. Willing to take the risk, Cults have put their self-titled debut up on the public radio station's website for your listening enjoyment. More

May 13, 2011

New York duo Cults have released a video for their song "Abducted." More

Cults Set a Date For Debut Album

Release Single "You Know What I Mean"

Apr 04, 2011

We knew this day was coming for the enigmatic pop duo. We have the album details and a stream of newly released single "You Know What I Mean." More

Check Out Photos from SXSW 2011 - Thursday March 17th

Including James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow and More

Mar 22, 2011

Check out photos from Day Two the of SXSW 2011 Music Festival, including shots of James Blake, Glasser, Twin Shadow, Cults and tUnE-YarDs. Photos by Wendy Lynch Redfern. Check out the full gallery here. More

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of  SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngs, and Cults.

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Cults Sign To Columbia

Shane Stoneback Set to Produce

Nov 15, 2010

After a handful of singles and a landslide of Internet buzz, former “Pleased to Meet You” band Cults are heading to the big time. More

Oct 29, 2010

Fun Fun Fun, Austin Texas’ DIY fest, has announced its line up. Going down Nobember 6th and 7th. artists participating include Under the Radar favorites Ariel Pink, Cults, Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, MGMT and more.  We have the full lineup.  More

Cults Plan Summer Tour

Opening for Chicago Rockers Maps and Atlases

May 11, 2010

Our Issue #31 Pleased to Meet You subjects Cults are hitting the open road this summer to perform tracks off the "Go Outside" single and a forthcoming album. More


Interviews

Cults

Reconnect

Sep 27, 2013

The last few years have seen a lot of changes for Brian Oblivion, Madeline Follin, and their New York City-based indie pop outfit, Cults. More


Reviews

Offering

Offering

Sinderlyn

Nov 14, 2017

Cults, the duo of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, have made a winning combination of retro synth rock and hazy dream pop since their self-titled debut in 2011. Although releasing only two previous albums, their sound is both familiar and comfortable while only occasionally seeking the adventurous.   More

Static

Static

Columbia

Oct 11, 2013

Cults continue to marry cool-kitsch '50s diner, Motown R&B, girl-group glitz, and other reverb-drenched elements with dense and modern electronic production, and it continues to be a solid combo. More

Cults

Cults

In the Name Of/Columbia

Jun 29, 2011

Over the past year, the blog hype for Cults, the duo of Brian Oblivion (guitar) and Madeline Follin (vocals), has been deafening. It’s well deserved as they’re making a particularly potent strain of bittersweet, ’60s girl-group influenced pop music that just so happens to be very popular right now. More

SXSW 2011 Day One Review - Gayngs, Cults, Smith Westerns, Esben and the Witch, and more

March 17th, 2011

Mar 22, 2011

A review of day one of of SXSW music 2011, including a recap of sets by Esben and the WitchFoster the PeopleSmith WesternsLia Ices, The LuyasGayngsand Cults.

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SXSW Recap Day 2: Cults, Glasser, Tune-Yards, Twin Shadow, and James Blake

March 17th, 2011

Mar 18, 2011

After a long—and incredibly enjoyable—day at our first of two Under the Radar SXSW parties, the magazine trouped en mass over to Central Presbyterian Church to check out Pitchfork’s impressively stacked lineup: Glasser, Cults, tUnE-yArDs, Twin Shadow, and James Blake. 


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