Weekly LP love: Cults s/t
While we were in a vintage shop in Los Angeles, a song came on with Shangri La-type vocals that were blurred with echoey, hazy guitars and lots of synth. I think Jeremiah and I simultaneously looked up at each other and asked the girl behind the counter who it was. Pretty sure it was the next day after arriving home from our trip that we went out and bought the LP. Turns out the album actually debuted last year following loads of Internet hype after the girl/guy duo that is the Cults released 3 songs on the web. All the hype was warranted. There are definitely strong nods to 60′s girl pop and surf rock but without pigeon-holing themselves they have completely modernized it in a refreshing way. It is like all the melodies are familiar to you but you can’t make out what song they are from, and I mean that in a good way. They are so catchy that when it is not spinning on the record player, it is spinning in your head. This is your summer album while you float lazily in your pool with a drink by your side as the sun warms your skin, only getting out to start the record over.
And here are my 5 LP Lovelies: