"It looks, feels, and smells like a house party!"
Brian Oblivion was right. The vocalist / guitarist for the indie pop band Cults was in great spirits as he and singer Madeline Follin performed a free show at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg on Thursday Night. The event was sponsored by Steve Madden Music, who have also put on shows from bands like Shiny Toy Guns and Deap Vally. It was an intimate, sold out show with longtime fans who knew every song and casual fans who only knew a few songs.
The band played songs from their 2011 self-titled album and their 2013 release Static. It was the first time many fans were hearing the new songs live and, not surprisingly, they loved them. Madeline Follin was a ball of energy as she danced along while singing. Desperate, angry, bitter, and heartbroken were emotions that revealed themselves in Madeline's voice and lyrics over the course of the show. Brian Oblivion added strong support throughout the night with vocals, keys, and occasionally switching to guitar.
The band steam rolled through their songs and played for about 45 minutes. The show ended at 11 PM, but the fans wanted to hear more. After a brief break, Cults came back out and played two more songs. The highlight of the encore was the hit single "Go Outside" which the crowd immediately recognized and sang along to. Currently, it's the bands most popular song and many would have left unhappy if they didn't hear it.
The band will be going on an extensive European tour in support of their album Static beginning in mid-March and finishing in May with a couple of dates in Australia. You can listen to the album right here at Zumic. If you haven't done so yet, you can order the new album via iTunes and Amazon.
For Cults' latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page. Below are some pics of the night as well as a fan sourced video.
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