Today, pop-rockers Cults have at last released a full single from their upcoming album Static, due out in October.
The band—and musical brainchild of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin—has previously released a self-directed album teaser that featured the tracks “We’ve Got It” and “So Far,” but so far we’ve only heard snippets from their latest endeavor. “I Can Hardly Make You Mine” marks the first complete song from Static, Cults’ follow-up LP to their 2011 self-titled effort.
Since their 2010 viral breakout “Go Outside,” Cults have enjoyed a stream of critical acclaim and performances at festivals like Bonnaroo and Firefly, while also touring with bands like Passion Pit and Foster the People. And then, of course, the band has also done their own shows where fans are treated to full sets of the band’s dreamy, plucky pop.
“I Can Hardly Make You Mine” has a slightly harder edge, with a pounding drum beat and screeching guitars, but never fear, Follin still injects her infectious girlish vocals beneath the skin of a catchy melody.
The band spent 2012 writing and recording their sophomore record in their usual haunt of New York City, working again with Shane Stoneback and, for the first time, producer Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out). Static will be out Oct. 15 on Columbia Records, and you can hear “I Can Hardly Make You Mine” over on NPR’s “All Songs Considered” here.
You can catch Cults at Paste Untapped in Dallas on Sept. 7.