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CULTS ‘Go Outside’

July 14, 2011 by  

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CULTS ‘Go Outside’

With their debut, self-titled album, New York duo Cults have more than justified the hype that’s been swirling around them ever since they appeared out of nowhere and anonymously dropped three tracks of the most exquisite, off-kilter pop last spring.

Boasting 11 tracks that were alternately poignant and defiant, beautiful yet strange, but never less than instantly infectious, “Cults” won acclaim from the likes of NME, Guardian Film and Music and the Independent over here, along with New York Times, Rolling Stone and Pitchfork (who named it “Best New Music”) over in the US. Now, they are releasing “Go Outside”, one of the undoubted highlights of the album and the song that kicked off the buzz in the first place.

Starting off with the now instantly recognisable xylophone intro and eerie snippet of Jonestown guru Jim Jones intoning “To me, death is not a fearful thing…it’s living that’s treacherous”, it then segues effortlessly into one of the songs of the summer, merging a deeply gorgeous melody with Madeline Follin’s mesmerising vocals and lyrics about disconnection and disaffection, as she sings “I think I want to live my life and you’re just in my way”. It’s the perfect combination of defiance and sweetness, and just goes to show once again what sets Cults apart from the rest of the pack. Even more excitingly, the single will come backed with 2 mixes of the track, from Two Bears and Luca C & Brigante.

Single released on August 29 on In The Name Of/ Columbia

Go Outside, by Cults from Boing Boing on Vimeo.



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