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Cults is a boy/girl duo from New York City who, despite their notoriously hard-to-Google name and minimal Internet presence, have risen to fame in the indie community thanks to their charming quintessential summer song, “Go Outside,” which you can listen to on the band’s site and which you will instantly fall in love with if you have any appreciation for warm weather and fun. The song opens with a glockenspiel playing over a fuzzy audio clip in the background. If you listen closely, it’s a clip of a man delivering a speech to a cheering crowd. The man is Jim Jones, the infamous cult leader, and he is telling a crowd of followers, “To me, death is not a fearful thing. It’s living that’s treacherous.” It’s strange, and completely incongruous with the mellow pop aesthetic of the rest of the song. This duo clearly has a sense of humor. The band signed to the Forest Family Records label in March of this year. Their three-track 7” is available for download (for free!) here, so make sure to check it out!
By Elaine Mao