Album Stream: Cults - Static

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Cults kept much of their sophomore LP Static under wraps, leaking only the shimmery, moody pop numbers "I Can Hardly Make You Mine" and "High Road" pre-release, but now you can listen to the whole record courtesy NPR a week in advance of its October 15 release. It sounds fantastic - bubbly, wandering basslines and minimal, jazzy drums underlie Madeline Follin's soaring vocals and '60s pop organ and guitar - and it'll tug pretty hard on your heartstrings: we've already discussed the haunted, film-noir eerieness of "High Road," but elsewhere, even Madeline's most deceptively sweet lyrics are inflected with a sense of loss and yearning. Check it out.