Cults: Cults – review

(In the Name Of/Columbia)

The last New York boy-girl duo of note – Sleigh Bells – released their album on MIA's label. Cults are a couple of film students, Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, originally from San Diego, who set the blogosphere a-quiver last year with their burnished twee-pop offerings. Their debut comes courtesy of Lily Allen's new label. American indie remains in the throes of a love affair with innocence, thanks to bands such as Best Coast and a slew of Brooklyn naïfs (led by Vivian Girls). Cults, though, have the best handle on the girl-pop of the 60s, as the lovely "You Know What I Mean" attests. Reverberating undercurrents and film samples, meanwhile, cut Follin's candyfloss vocals with a little wire.


Kitty Empire

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