On October 15, Columbia Records will release Static, the highly anticipated follow-up to Cults' critically adorned 2010 self-titled, debut release. Written and recorded over the course of 2012 in the band's home base of New York City, Static is produced by Cults with support from Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend) and Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Washed Out).
Cults' is the genesis of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, who mysteriously appeared in the spring of 2010 with their viral single "Go Outside." Acclaimed for what the New York Times describes as an "entrancing and intuitive strain of indie rock indebted to clean-cut '50's rock with flashes of '60's haze," Cults were additionally praised by NPR, Pitchfork, Los Angeles Times, and Spin for their outstanding debut album that includes their other notable tracks "Abducted," "You Know What I Mean," and their Adult Swim single "Oh My God."
Earlier this year Cults opened for Passion Pit on a handful of east coast dates leading into their performance at Bonnaroo. Previously the band joined Foster The People for a massive 2011 North American tour. In the beginning 2012 Cults played an extensive headlining tour before they retreated to NYC to record Static. The Washington Post noted that "less than two years later the mystique has disappeared, but a standout pop band has emerged."
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The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.