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Cults Share New Song “Right Words”

Offering Due Out October 6 via Sinderlyn

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Cults (the duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion) are releasing a new album, Offering, 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.” Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

The band collectively offered this statement about the song in a press release: “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 ‘80s 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!”

Offering is the band’s third album and it comes four years after 2013’s sophomore release, Static. In that time Madeline Follin teamed up with her brother, Richie Follin of Guards (and Willowz) to form a new band appropriately named Follin. Cults consciously decided to take a break, as Oblivion explained in a previous press release: “I feel like we stepped into a tour van when we were 21, and basically didn’t get out of it for the next few years. We wanted to give ourselves some space to have normal lives, and wait until there was something new to say.”

Follin added: “It was exciting, because writing stopped feeling like a homework assignment. I was able to sit down and do it only when I wanted to. These songs are less art projects, less thinking ‘this is a heartbreak song, what would Lesley Gore do?’ and more reflective of things that have happened in our own lives.”

Offering is Cults’ first release for the label Sinderlyn. Label head Mike Sniper, an early supporter of the band, had this to say in a previous press release: “I contacted the band in 2010 when I first heard ‘Go Outside’ and asked if they were going to make an album. I forgot to tell them I wanted to release said album. I basically started Sinderlyn to try and sign them.”

Cults 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

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