Last.fm Discover Summer Sessions: For Cults, It All Just Started As Something Fun To Do

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Welcome to another new artist in our Summer Sessions series, from right here in Manhattan, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cults[/lastfm]. Built around the core duo of vocalist Madeline Follin and guitarist Brian Oblivion, Marc Deriso, Gabe Rodriguez & Nate Aguilar complete the touring band that set up shop in our studio for a three-song performance and interview.

It all started with a posting of three songs on Bandcamp, and although [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Cults[/lastfm] were set out to make a full-length album, there was no game plan set in stone like most bands at this point would have had. They had no website and basically recorded and posted these songs because they were bored and wanted to do something creative. They only expected friends and family to comsume what they had made.[pullquote quote="We weren't trying to be noticed, it was something we were doing for fun." credit="Madeline Follin on posting songs on Bandcamp"] It soon led to juggling options from labels. They settled on a new label run by [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Lily Allen[/lastfm], under the Columbia Records umbrella called In The Name Of. It would be the first release for the label. In the time between first being contacted and signing with the imprint label, the band spent the time playing live and recording their debut album. The self-titled debut was released back in June, co-produced by Shane Stoneback. If you love the sounds of the ’60s girl-groups and indie pop sounds of the late ’80s and early ’90s….enjoy this!

“The Curse”


“You Know What I Mean”

You can pick up the debut album in stores or at Amazon and iTunes. Check out their upcoming tour dates and other fun stuff here.


“Abducted”


Last.fm Discover interview with Cults

Might as well check out the videos for “Go Outside” and “Abducted” as well, right?

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