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This band makes 60’s influenced, soft, indie pop, that is relaxing and catchy to listen to.

Cults is an American indie pop band that formed in New York City in 2010.  The band consists of guitarist Brian Oblivion and singer Madeline Follin.  The band formed in 2010 when the two were students in New York City.  Oblivion went to New York University to study documentary cinema, Follin went to The New School.  Follin had previously recorded with punk band “Youth Gone Mad” on the album “Touching Cloth.”  The two met and experimented with 1960-sounding tunes about love and loneliness.  After posting their electro-pop breakout tune, “Go Outside,” to their bandcamp.com site, the song landed on Pitchfork and the duo recieved emails from interested record labels.

The band signed to ITNO/Columbia and Forest Family Records in 2010.  They made appearances at the South By Southwest and the FYF Festival in 2010 in order to promote their self-titled debute album, which they would later release in May 2011.

They are best known for their debut single, “Go Outside,” which was named Best New Music by Pitchfork.  According to Pitchfork, “Go Outside” has the innocence and balmy feel that brings to mind Swedish indie pop, with a tinkling glockenspiel cutting through humidity, an appealingly lazy bass line, and joyous sing-along vocals.”

These two sound great together and capture an atmospheric 60s-esk feel.  They’re songs are very progressive and have a very laid back feel to them but they mix in catchy, happy vocals that make you just want to sing along.  They have only released one album so far but be on the lookout for their next album because I know it’s going to be great.  Below are some of their biggest hits off of their album “Cults.”

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