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Cults Share Strange Combined Video for “I Took Your Picture” and “With Your Eyes Closed”

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, 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. Elliott Sellers directs the video, which is at first deceptively strange, with frontwoman Madeline Follin dancing alone in a living room, swinging her hair around. Meanwhile bandmate Brian Oblivion is trying to get in the house and is watching her through the window. But then Follin is suddenly amongst giant strands of hair and then in a forest, perhaps waiting for a UFO. Watch it below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

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:

09/16 - Hartford, CT - Small State Great Beer Brewfest
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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