See that gif? It’s the actual, official promotional image for Static, the follow up release from Cults’ self-titled 2011 release. Slated for October 15th, the eleven track album seems like it’s gearing up to be quite the continuation of their debut, especially as far as the second single “High Road” is concerned.
Taken from our most recent Hidden Gems post over at OTMblog.com [link]:
“But I should’ve took the high road, now it’s such a long way back. Instead I took the low road, I figured out it’s something you can’t take back. I should’ve took the high road, now my days have all turned black, instead I took the low road, and figured out it’s something that we both lack.”
Cults became a duo on my radar after watching their outstanding performance as an opening act for Passion Pit during their summer tour [click here for that review]. Glittered in screens projected onto the stage, including Brian Oblivion, Madeline Follin, and touring members themselves, the act powered through a quick set that covered practically the entirety of their small body of work. The two are at it again, with their follow up release entitled Static due out October 15th. “High Road” may have debuted as this piece was being written, but its continuation of the band’s nostalgic vibe on this song demonstrates a growth in the band that makes the repeat button on “High Road” being pressed like it was the lifeline to keeping this cult alive. Brilliant talent.
You can receive an instant download of “High Road” when you pre-order Static from iTunes. There are also CD and vinyl copies that will be available upon the release date. What do we recommend? The vinyl. Cults is very traditional and organic, so their debut record is one of the best translated-to-vinyl releases of the past couple of years. Our standards for Static reign high.