Cults announce new album, Offering, share title track: Stream

Plus, the indie pop duo's lined up a North American fall tour in support


    Photo by Shawn Brackbill

    Over the last week, synthpop duo Cults have been teasing a return through a series of videos posted on their Instagram account. Now, they’ve made it official by announcing a new album called Offering. The follow-up to 2013’s Static is scheduled for release on October 6th via Sinderlyn.

    For the album’s recording sessions, vocalist Madeline Follin and guitarist Brian Oblivion linked up with longtime engineer Shane Stoneback. They drew on Pink Floyd as a big inspiration for the record, which was the result of a more collaborative effort between Follin and Oblivion. Instead of trading ideas back and forth, they worked together in a room to bring their songs to fruition.

    “It was exciting, because writing stopped feeling like a homework assignment,” Follin shares via press release. “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.”

    Ahead of the upcoming album, Cults have unveiled its glittery, synth-laden title track. According to the duo, the song is about “finding hope in what can seem like a hopeless situation.” Follin and Oblivion add, “In stressful moments we think it’s important to focus on the people who have helped you out and are there for you. Every cool thing that ever happened started with just a few close people in a room together.”

    Hear “Offering” below.

    Cults will embark on a fall tour in support of the album. Find the full schedule below.

    Cults 2017 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
    10/22 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
    10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line
    10/25 – Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
    10/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
    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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    Offering Tracklist:
    01. Offering
    02. I Took Your Picture
    03. With My Eyes Closed
    04. Recovery
    05. Right Words
    06. Good Religion
    07. Natural State
    08. Nothing Is Written
    09. Talk in Circles
    10. Clear from Far Away
    11. Gilded Lily