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Cults KILL IT at #SXSW, Maddie Follin LOOKS GOOD, BB!

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This post was written by our #SXSW correspondent.

Cults NAILED IT at effing SOUTHBY! I saw Cults play KILLER songs and KILL IT. The CROWD was effing WILD, and EVERY ONE was TRYING TO GET IN. I knew a guy who knew the venue owner and he got me in, and it was easily the MUST SEE event of #SXSW. It was the definition of an effing #GAME_CHANGER, and on top of that, Maddie Follin, Cults frontwoman looked GOOD on stage. Then I saw her on my way to pick up a Taco Bell taco loco, and she was standing there and I asked her to take an instagram pic, and she said she was so tired, but told me to go to their show later that night. I went, and it NAILED IT, and they KILLED IT. They definitely were BUZZING #SXSW, and even Ryan Gosling showed up to their show and he was bobbing their head. It's only a matter of time before Cults blows up, so DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YA.

Then Carson Daly came out and I got his autograph. I asked him about Tara Reid, but he looked mad at me, so I changed the subject by saying, "Cults KILLED IT, huh?" He said, "CRUSHED." Then I asked him if he would play Cults on TRL, and he was like 'Eff u bro.'

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Do u <3 Maddie BB?
Should she 'go solo' from Cults and launch a Lykke-Li wave brand so she doesn't have 2 pay other ppl in her band?
Did ______ NAIL IT at #SOUTHBY?

Cults

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Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin

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GRAPHIC PHOTO: Cults lead singer Brian Oblivion suffers severe 3rd degree burns to face


Cults has some new video for "D'ya know what I mean?", and I am not sure if it is documentary-style, or if it is a high-budget love story involving 3rd degree burns to the entire body of Cults lead singer Brian Oblivion. If it is real, all we can do is #pray for the speedy recovery of Brian Oblivion during this difficult time.

GRAPHIC PHOTO [via face burns]

Do u know if these r for real? Will he play on stage with them?

OMG! My BF is #on_fire, and I don't mean that he is playing the popular video game NBA Jam.

Do u wish u could come 2 Maddie's window? [via riding Melissa Ethridge 1990s female lezbo alt rock waves]

I feel like I will never know what true buzz love is until I form a buzzband with my significant other, and we learn abt the toll that the neverending life on the road takes on us.

Do u <3 or h8 this song?
Do u wish u could be in a relevant buzz couple?
R u worried abt Brian Oblivion?
Does Maddie look good, bb?
Have u ever suffered 3rd degree buzz burns?

#pray4brianoblivion
May u have a healthy recovery, restoring ur indie hunky good looks back 2 normality.

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Maddie Follin shows off her BANGIN BOD on Fallon. Did Cults 'pull an #LDRSNL'?


Oh Culties
I remember when u were just another potentially crappy 'blog hit wonder' band
that Gorilla Vs Bear 'creamed' his pants ovr
U really could have 'gone Lana Del Rey'

But due to a series of solid managerial decisions
clear artistic + commercial goals
and 'common sense'
U did not 'go LDR'

U look good on Fallon, bb!
I love the song 'Abducted'! One of my personal faves!
Honestly, sometimes I dream
That some1 in a buzzband will abduct me

they will take me on tour
and I'll be BEST FRIENDS with them
I'll party hard every night
and be intimate with multiple members of the band

Yes, I know this sounds like I'm a 'band whore'
But I swear I have a connection with all of them
Eventually the tour will come to an end
and the buzzband's buzz will run dry

Eventually one member of the buzzband
who has a substance abuse addiction
will be so desperate for money that they actually enslave me
Brainwash me

Use me as a prostitute most nights
but every now and then, I will be a drug mule
transporting drugs between the USA-Mexico border
We'll both long for the days when u first abducted me and we were on tour

I guess what they say is right
Buzz can't last forever
And before ur know it
U are being sentenced for ur part in a drug & human trafficking scheme
Having to turn in ur boss
and relocate to Iowa as part of ur agreement with the witness protection program
Sigh...

I just wanna be ABDUCTED, yall!
Is that what u think abt when u hear that song?

Does Maddie Follin LOOK BANGIN?
Does she have it all?
Do u think James Fallon listens 2 Cults in real life?
R u happy 4 Cults bc they didn't 'pull an LDR'?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Did the girl from M83 rip off Maddie Follin from Cults' personal brand?


M83 wrote the hit 2k11 anthem "Midnight City", a religious song about finding faith in the city, which then becomes your church. Anyways, there is some girl in that band named Morgan Kibby. Tons of readers have been emailing me BEGGING for more Morgan Kibby coverage. In this photograph, it seems like Morgan Kibby looks A LOT like some1 that the blogosphere already knows: Maddie Follin from Cults.

Do u think that no other girl in indie should be allowed to swoop her hair/long bangs over her eyes to be 'mysterious' or has Madeline Follin already established this as HER brand?

This would be like if some1 copied Vicki LeGrand's curly mop...
Or if some1 copied Zooey Deschanel's baby blues...
Or Feist's signature bangs...
Or if some1 had the name Alice Glass when Alice Glass already existed...

Madeline Follin has established herself as and indie diva, often singing the lyrics, "We should go outside, yall." Critics could argue for days abt whether Midnite City or Go Outside is a better song, but in the end, maybe we should all just Go Outside at Midnight and Hang Out in the City (Our Church).

Is Morgan Kibby the prettiest BB in indie?

photo via GVB


Should Morgan Kibby 'go solo' from M83?
Is Anthony Gonzalez 'nothing' without The Kibbinator?
Do u think Anthony Gonzalez is as mean and controlling as Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors?
Did Morgan Kibby rip off the personal brand of Madeline Follin from Cults?
Who is the pound-for-pound #1 indie diva in the world right now?

Morgan Kibby

Morgan Kibby is the 'backup' synth player and singer in M83

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Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults lead singer Maddie Follin looks 2 HOT 4 TV on children's television show


Oh Maddie...
I want 2 drink hot cocoa with u
Should we go 2 Starbucks?
Maybe 'the Coffee Bean'?
Maybe even a Ghirardelli Specialty Store...

Do u want a peppermint latte instead?
Maybe some sort of frappychinos

I want 2 drink cocoa with u...

Maybe we can just go to Target
and buy some Hot Choco mix
I promise 2 buy milk
Whatever % you prefer
So we don't have to be like 'poor ppl'
who have to make hot chocolate with water

Do u vibe 2 Swiss Miss?

Maybe we should get some hot choc 'in the bulk'
if this is going to become a 'regular thing'...

I noticed that u like marshmallows on ur hot choc...

I will get a big bag of mallows
I'm more into whip cream [via can]
Not the Cool Whip vibes

I want to drink hot chocolate with u...

Do u vibe 2 hot chocolate?
Do u ever wish u could 'meet for coffee' with a relevant alt celeb?
Does hot chocolate make u feel like ur cuddling with some1 because it makes ur insides warm and fuzzy?
Is Yo Gabba Gabba some sort of cool dad buzz pyramid scheme?
Does Maddie Follin look 2HOT4TV?

Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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CULTS says that Bandcamp has unfair business practices, exploits successful buzzbands

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Every day, buzzbands are searching for a chill website that can host their MP3s and allow them to build an online brand where fans can find them and easily learn abt their music and tour dates. Myspace used to be the #1 buzzband webspace presence, but now bands started 2 use bandcamp, just bc it is the trendy thing to do before the site fails to monetize and buzzbands start 2 use a new platform. Oh well, not sure how I feel abt the name 'bandcamp' anyways.

The popular bandcamp website is now involved in a MASSIVE buzzband scandal involving one of their most famous indie buzzbands--Cults.

Apparently Bandcamp forced Cults to charge people to download their songs (See 6:10 mark of video). They allegedly hit a certain download number, and Bandcamp wanted Cults to charge people to download their MP3s so that bandcamp could take a cut of their buzz bucks. Brian Oblivion, lead guitarist of Cults, went on record saying "FUCK BANDCAMP." As much as we'd like to glorify online tools that help buzzbands build websites even if it on a crappily-subdomained URL, we must acknowledge the darkside of Bandcamp, and how they might just be stealing from the buzzworthy more than they are giving to the buzzless...

Cults claims that the band would be forced to pay $75 for every 1000 free MP3 downloads. Oblivion continued... "I'm not gonna PAY for people to get it for free. I'll give it to them.

Lead singer Madeline Follin went on to say, "We are shutting our bandcamp down."

Bandcamp has yet to issue a statement on the issue, or on their business practices. This is certainly a dark day for buzzbands, but more importantly, consumers who want to legally download MP3s for free from band websites.

Do u <3 or H8 bandcamp?
Do u <3 or H8 Nardwuar? Is is gimmick 'tired' or 'fresh'?
Do the Culties look totally keut?
Will bandcamp let buzzbands buzz 4 free?
Is it fair for Bandcamp 2 expect site users 2 have 2 pay for their service? Or should everything be free 4 every1 4evr?
Who will win the Cults vs Bandcamp drama?
If u were starting a buzzband, what would u use 2 build ur web presence?
Can bandcamp 'recover' from this PR DISASTER?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Maddie Follin from Cults sings her heart out at Lollapalooza

Photos via p4k


Maddie BB! Sing ur heart out
I can call u 'Maddie', right?
Yes, I think u r beautiful on the outside...
but more importantly... u inspire me...

Ur rags to buzz riches story
has made me believe
that 1 day I can go from 'enigmatic anonymity'
to mindie buzzworthy making mad bank
playing to Midwestern bros at Lollapalooza

U did it bb!
Look at u now...
Ur getting buzz paper...

So every time u hit that magic note
Every time u grab ur lil skirt
Sway side 2 side
Grab the microphone oh so tenderly...

We're here with u
Sharing
Chill vibes with U and Bri Oblivvy.
Let the buzz wash over our faces

U did it Cults....
u truly 'went outside' [via go-ing]

Do u <3 Cults?
Is Maddie Follin 'the #1 indie QT' in indie?
Who will have a better long term career: Best Coast, the Vivian Girls, or Elijah Wood DJ set?

Do u <3/miss the Cults BB?

Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Mark Hoppus Interviews Cults


Mark Hoppus: SO I HEAR U GUYS HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF BUZZ ON BLOGS
CULTS: Yeah. It has been a WILD Ride!
Mark Hoppus: My band came around before blogs
CULTS: Yeah. We love Blink.
Mark Hoppus: Blink 182. Call us by our full name.
CULTS: Sorry.
Mark Hoppus: So how has Blink 182 influenced yalls sound?
CULTS: Hmmm....
Mark Hoppus: Well...
CULTS: Well I did have ur CD when I was an alt tween.
Mark Hoppus: Did "Go Outside" sample "What's My Age Again?"

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CULTS: No, I don't think so.
Mark Hoppus: U sure?
CULTS: Pretty sure.
Mark Hoppus: So do u guys think u will be as big as my band?
CULTS: Maybe b4 yall went mnstrm
Mark Hoppus: But we stayed tru 2 ourselves'
CULTS: ok
Mark Hoppus: We love life and being zany
CULTS: Cool.
Mark Hoppus: whats ur fave blink song?
CULTS: Why r u allowed 2 call ur own band "blink"?
Mark Hoppus: Cuz I'm the Hopmeister.
CULTS: Sweet.
Mark Hoppus: U ever listen to Boxcar Racer?
CULTS: No
Mark Hoppus: That was my side projjie.
CULTS: Cool.
Mark Hoppus: I have my own tv show on FUSE
CULTS: What is it about?
Mark Hoppus: I just interview new buzzbands on how the feel abt me and Blink 182.
CULTS: Oh ok.
Mark Hoppus: So u like Blink?
CULTS: Yes. We love Blink 182.
Mark Hoppus: ok. u can be on my show.
CULTS: Dammit.
Mark Hoppus: Yeah, good song.
CULTS: Adam's
Mark Hoppus: Song
CULTS: I miss u

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Mark Hoppus: Blink is the effing best. We are fun, meaningful, and alt. No1 will ever 'nail it' quite like we did. God bless my band.

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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BREAKING: Cults receives 8.5. Is this a 'pan' or a 'successful buzz launch'?


Cults have probably produced the most compelling buzz album cycle of 2k11, so every1 has been paying close attention to them 2 try to forecast their P4k score. It seems like Pitchfork 'played it safe', and slotted them in the standard 8.4-8.6 'first album' buzz range. The 8.4-8.6 Debut Score Range Theory claims that Pitchfork is trying to 'regulate buzz', making debut buzzbands earn scores instead of letting 'hype' inflate their score. They want to give a buzzband 'room to grow'; however, this theory also enables a buzzband to plateau on their sophomore album.

Most importantly, this album scored a full half-point than Tyler the Creator's GOBLIN, so this marks a HUGE win for white man's indie [link].

Did u listen to this album?
What did it deserve?
Did this album deserve higher than the Neon Indian debut 8.6? Way higher than the Best Coast debut at 8.4?

Really dug this intro hook. Used this technique when I wrote a paper about Paul Revere in 5th grade.

When Cults' "Go Outside" first appeared on the web last year, it spread like wildfire. It was catchy and sweet, the kind of sing-along that felt like it was pulled from the air, with a sentiment perfect for anyone stuck in an office or addicted to the Internet. But how many communal sing-alongs can a band make before the approach goes stale? Cults have opted not to find out.

'The British were coming and America was TOTALLY EFFED. What would life be like if they took over our United States of America? Paul Revere opted not to find out.' -Carles, 5th grade

The review seemed 'favorable', even though they called Madeline Follin a tween:

At the center of the band's appeal is singer Madeline Follin's youthful alto. She has a tone that creates the impression you're listening to a precocious tween fronting a band well versed in Phil Spector's Back to Mono and three decades of climactic indie pop.

Will precocious-tween-wave become the next relevant genre of indie?

For some reason, Cults 'get away with' writing 'simple lyrics', while Best Coast gets 'panned' and made fun of 4 being such a 'simple ass woman':

And if Follin's lyrics aren't necessarily deep-- "I can run away and leave you anytime/ Please don't tell me you know the plans for my life"-- she delivers them with relatable and affecting conviction.

Additionally, Cults have finally forced p4k to assert that 'teenage sentiments' have now become 'universal sentiments'. This line probably have a HUGE impact on the future of their lyrical analysis standards.

Even the eternally sunny "Go Outside" ends on the lyric, "I think I want to live my life and you're just in my way." These are teenage sentiments, the kind of things you feel dumb for saying and thinking once you've navigated into your mid-twenties, but they're also universal sentiments during that stage of life when you're trying to figure out what kind of person you're going to be.

Sorta feel like I am supposed to dance around alone in my room with my peen tucked between my legs [via a mangina], listening 2 Cults, thinking abt tween issues.

The last paragraph basically says, "We believe in this band. They are going to grow and mature. That's why didn't give them higher." They also keep hammering the whole tween gimmick into the ground by referencing 'bus rides 2 skewl.'

At just over a half hour, Cults feels like the perfect length-- just long enough for the bus ride to school (or to work). But more importantly, it executes what it sets out to do masterfully while allowing the group room to grow and mature. They've also set themselves up to take their sound and subject matter in any number of possible directions in the future, and that's a good position for a young band to find itself in. Cults built up a lot of goodwill last year on the strength of just three tracks; on their debut album, they've rewarded it.

Did Cults deserve this score? Higher? Panner?
Will Cults' legacy be tainted by such a poorly written review, or do bands usually overcome that?
R u a precocious tween on the inside [via universal sentiments]?
Do u think Best Coast is 'pissed' at Cults for getting away with writing 'simple lyrics' and being praised for it, or does Besty Coasty lack a conceptual edge because she writes abt cats and dank?
Is this the greatest fuzzy buzzy album of all time?
What is nxt for Cults' career?
R u tired of Cults?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults QT songstress Maddie Follin sings her heart out. Is she the #1 female in indie?

Photo via flickrs

Maddie.....
U make me afraid of the light
Do u know what I mean bb?
(I'm not afraid)

I wish u would go outside 4 once
Abduct me
OMG...
No1 does it quite like u, Madsters...

when u sing, the whole world stops
We listen
We learn 2 <3 again

Madeline Follin
I know there are conflicting waves of positivity
and waves of pseudo backlash
but don't listen 2 any1, bb

Be urself...
Rave On
Stay Strong
The world <3s u

Sing ur heart out, Maddie
sing ur lil heart out....

Has Madeline Follin leapfrogged Vicki LeGrand on the indie frontwoman power rankings?
Is Alice Glass still hot?
Would u rather vibe out at Chili's with Merrill Garbus or Maddie Follin?
Whatever happened to the Puro Instinct broads?
What will Cults get from p4k?
How many extra points will they gain bc of Maddie Follin's cuteness?
Will Bethany Cosentino 'roll over in her grave' on the day that Cults gets their p4k score?

Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults album 'now streaming' via NPR. Is it the 'Album of 2k11'?


I remember when Cults was just a band that indie critics could resent for writing 'one of the greatest Gorilla Vs. Bear core MP3s of all time. [via Going Outside]' Now every1 can resent them for 'having a buzzworthy album that is now streaming on NPR, attempting 2 sell a couple thousand more albums 2 NPR cool dads.' Most GVBcore bands 'swirl down the shitter' into an Altered Zone of irrelevancy, but it seems like Cults has continued to escalate into relevant echelons of relevant buzz relevancy pyramid tier levels. Does Cults 'deserve the buzz'? How did they break free from the buzz drought? Will they become 'the next Arcade Fire' if they add a ginger bro who bangs on shit, the lead singer bro shaves the sides of his head, and the singer broad morphs in2 a rat queen with a terrible voice and a puff of hair [via Regine] and they move to Canada and start writing electro Bruce Springsteen songs?

Anyways I haven't listened 2 this album because I h8 NPR and I think it is totally BS that they get premium alt content and sell ads and are a business and a competitor 2 blogs, except they are funded by tax dollars. Really wish P4k got some government funding. Do yall <3 NPR, or is it just like 'a blog 4 ppl who don't know what blogs are'?

Do u <3 this album?
Is it the 'album of the year' so far?
Should they have just written 10 songs that sound like "Go Outside"/"KIDS"/"Electric Feel"/"Paper Planes"?
What score will Cults get [via p4k]?
Is it a HUGE win 4 white man's indie if they 'beat' Tyler the Creator?
What is ur prediction 4 Cults' career?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults make some new music video 4 'Abducted' abt kidnapping old ladies

I just watched some new video for the song 'Abducted' by Cults. The song is 'buzzing up the charts', and many insiders expect them to get a p4k rating that Tyler the Creator could 'only dream of.' I'm not really sure what happens in the video. If I had to guess, some bro sees this woman who he can brainwash, so then he decides to human traffick her, and the video represent some sort of metaphorical 'long journey' where he has to psychologically brainwash her in order to continue to coerce her into performing graphic acts for money. As yall know, I am a HUGE fan of benders AND human trafficking, so I can vibe 2 it.

I sorta just waited around for the band 2 show up, and then they popped up and were like 'hey.'

I just rlly want to get to know them...
They're so mysterious...
What are they all abt?
What do they do in their free time?
What kind of food do they eat?
Do they have the same hopes, fears, and dreams that non-buzzworthy humans do? Nvm. Guess I don't really want to learn as much abt buzzbands as we have learned abt Best Coast + WAVVES.

Do u <3 Cults or h8 Cults?
Do u <3 or h8 this video?
Do u think they need to really increase the Maddie Follin exposure by 800-1000%?
Have u ever been kidnapped?
Do u ever see an old lady at a grocery store and think about putting her in your trunk?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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NSFW: Buzzband Cults goes on an all-nite bender, ends up in VIP of relevant titty bar


Cults is a buzzband that is buzzing hard after their hit songs "Go Outside" and "Abducted" and "You Know What I Mean"... but maybe they should change the names of those songs to "Go Outside on a Bender", "Abducted by myself because I went on a bender" and "You know what I Mean? I was on a bender, yall" after the popular 2k11 buzzband was spotted on an all-night bender, hitting up a relevant tittie bar.

The truth is, I go on regular benders, ending up in very dark places. Most nights, I'd be lucky to end up in a strip club, instead of other dark options such as:
-a Motel 6 hotel room with some1 who is getting human trafficked
-a snuff film lounge
-having to pay off drug debts [via prostitution] [via Less Than Zero]
-staying up all nite on a bender, eating a McGriddle 4 breakfast
-calling ur ex and saying u want to get back with her, but ur effed up on a bender, and the next day she shows up at your apt, and ur like 'uhh... I just wanted an emotional handjob, I wasn't REALLY trying to get back with u....'

As you can see in the above photo, lead frontman Brian Oblivion is trying to negotiate 'half off' the cover price to get into a strip club. Usually, who can pay the fallen-overweight-stripper at the front desk 'under the table.'

Here is a picture of lead singer Madeline Follin 'canoodling' with some bro...getting ready 2 bender...

Here is a buzzband member 'getting a relevant lappy' [sponsored by _____]

Here is the keut buzz couple 'canoodling', looking to get a better view of some premium 'stripper ass.' Sometimes when I am too poor to be a 'high roller' i n a strip club, I will just bring $100 in $1-bill, and 'make it last' for hours/minutes.

Best Coast was spotted inside of the relevant strip club venue, but I am not sure if she was 'working at the titter' or if this was just earlier in the night when they were bendering together, but then she fell asleep [via dank vibes]

Here is indie QT 'Maddie Follsies' carrying a drum that probably has tons of bender-wave drugs in it.
I'm not sure if she got a lap dance... 'On paper' [via porn], acts of bisexuality [via girls] 'turn me on'... but when it comes to a relationship, I have complex sexual ownership + insecurity issues that probably couldn't handle it if I found out that one of my fave indie female celebs 'swung both ways.' I want a relationship with a top tier female indie celeb... Not a 'dark sexual fling...'

It's difficult being in a buzzband. Every night u end up somewhere different, every night, there are tons of floozies who would love 2 'take u home' and get a slice of ur buzzworthy genitalia. That's why u have to on a bender. U have to 'get up'... but then u 'come down hard' [via Charlie Sheen].

Lord knows I've had my dark nights...

What is the darkest night of ur life?
Have u ever gone on a krazie, buzzworthy bender?
Do u think more buzzbands should go on 'krazie benders'?
Is Cults trying to build a 'bad-boy' image?
Do u have an 'tips' for 'looking like a baller' and 'saving some $$$ in a strip club'?
Did you know that most strippers would be willing to give a free lappy and a VIP handjob in exchange for a few key bumps of cocaine?

Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults receives a Best New Music for song "Abducted", are they on the fast track to a +9.0?


Cults recently received a 'Best New Music' label for their single "Abducted" from Pitchfork Magazine, reviewing the track with a [HIGHLY FAVORABLE] tone. It seems like 'everything is coming up roses' for Cults, as they have 'won over important critics' and have caught 'buzz lightning in a bottle'... Is it only a matter of time before their debut album gets above a 9.0?

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Cults - Abducted by cultscultscults

Is every mp3 that Cults touches 'turning 2 buzz gold'?

Granted, it's a really, really great indie pop song, its precious ferocity and echo-cradled mix offering more kinetic urgency than girl-group ephemera of this strain usually affords. But is it one we saw coming from Cults? As a two-piece bedroom project, Cults brought us the immediately likable "Go Outside", equally sweet and naive in its open-armed optimism. It was excellent (as was the similar-sounding follow-up track "Oh My God"), but the preciousness could for some prove to be a little much.

Is Cults 'getting too much hype' or not enough?
Will they get a higher debut score than the XX and all of the chillwavers and Sleigh Bells and Jimmy Blake and Skrillex?

It seems as if Madeline Follin is being 'groomed' to become the next big female indie sex icon who is both 'beautiful on the inside [via vocal chords]', but more importantly 'beautiful on the outside [via physical appearance]'... They write that Maddie has a "terrific vocal performance" on every single Cults song that exists...

The five-piece sounds lean and weirdly wolfish, bringing Follin's voice to a rapid boil almost effortlessly. As she wails, "He tore me up 'cause I really loved him," there's such a tangibly rapturous longing in her voice, what could've been just another pat love song now barks with a wounded fervor.


Sometimes I wish
Maddie would open up 2 me
abt her life, her problems, her hopes, and dreams
and bark in my ear with a wounded fervor....
Vicki LeGrand who? #TeamMaddie

Photo by Graeme Flegenheimer via Stereogum


Are Cults getting 'massive buzz'?
Will they break the 9.0 barrier, which is unprecedented for a debut LP?
Are they 'overrated lofi pop' or have the transcended the gimmicky/tired genre?
Is Madeline Follin the #1 female in indie as of 2k11.66?
Are the buzz stars aligning for Cults?
Will they 'flame out in a ball of buzz' or will they add 8 members to their band to bang on shit, play violins, and become the next Arcade Fire?

Cults

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Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin from Cults does sexi post-slutwave photoshoot


I just saw this 'totally sexi' new picture of Madeline Follin, the frontwoman from Cults, and I thought it was blogworthy because she is getting 'tons of buzz' for being one of the 'hottest females in indie.' Insiders claim that Vicki LeGrand, Kickball Katy and the much-maligned Bethany Cosentino are doing their best to 'out-diva' Cults, and limit their buzz growth in the sometimes nasty behind-the-scenes scene of indie.

In this new 'promo photograph' for their record single vinyl album 'Abducted', Maddie Follin is seen with a (paper) bag over her head... This could be some sort of metaphor on 'what beauty means' and how indie females are often 'objectified' by the male blogosphere. The picture begs the modern critic to judge cults not on her looks or the boy:girl ratio of the band, but instead by the quality of their song writing and pop craftsmanship.

Sometimes u just wish Maddie would 'show the world her smile'... but at the same time her 'enigmatic brand' is driving entry level hype machine blog bros 'crazie.'

Do u <3 their new song 'Abducted' or do they need to write 10 songs that sound like 'Go Outside (and play)'?

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Abducted by cultscultscults

Is Madeline Follin 'the next big indie sex icon'?
Are Kickball Katy and Maddie Follin making Best Coast 'obsolete'?
Who is the #1 female in indie right now?
Is Cults 'getting too much buzz'?
Did the sad LCD AZN 'gain some points' after their farewell tour?
R u still 'hot' 4 the Puro Instinct sisters?
Which indie female is HOT right now?
Will 'wearing a bag over ur head' become a hot female alt trend?

What type of bag is that? A designer clutch-wave handbag, or a 'green-wave' recyclable shopping bag?

R u going to wear a bag over ur head to Coachella/a relevant buzz pool party?

Madeline Follin

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Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

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Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Vogue does 'sexi photo shoots' of Vivian Girls and Cults.


Yesterday, the Vivian Girls were 'panned' by Pitchfork, basically calling for them 2 retire. However, the Vivian Girls brand still seems to be 'going strong', because they were written about by Vogue Magazine. Maybe this means that they are 'crossing over in2 high-end girly markets' and no longer need indie buzzblogs. The band appears to be 'in good spirits' despite the panning, and even decided 2 smile. This is a far-cry from their earliest press photos from this album cycle.

In addition, Cults were also 'featured' by Vogue. Unfortunately, Madeline Follin was 'too alt' to look at the camera, probably trying to 'increase the buzz' around her enigmatic personal brand.

Vogue also says that Cults are better than all of the other mediocre fuzzy buzzy bands, which seems to be 'the general consensus':

Although we have been treated to a plethora of girl groups making lovelorn, Shangri-Las-esque garage pop in recent months (e.g. Best Coast, The Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and their most recent offshoots, La Sera and Frankie Rose), it’s the hint of uncanny isolation that sets Cults apart, especially when the echoey guitars, and well-placed clicks on songs like “You Know What I Mean” eventually let rip and descend into a raucous, heart-stopping arrangement, with just a dash of synth-pop tinkering.

Should Vivian Girls 'retire'?
Is Cults 'the #1 buzzband in the buzzosphere' right now?
Should Kickball Katy 'go solo'?
Should I stop reading music blogs and just start reading fashion magazines that cover buzzbands?
Is 'lofi/fuzzy buzzy pop' 'going mainstream'?

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The Vivian Girls are a fuzzy buzzy all-girl band who is sad bc their drummer left them for Best Coast

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Cults does a 'high end fashion' photoshoot for the NY Times


Cults are getting put thru 'the buzz cycle' from any magazine blog outlet possible as every1 is trying to 'invest' in their buzz stock since they are 'at the top of the post-lofi pop' genre. They did some fashion shoot for New York Times Magazine where they wore 'rich ass clothes 4 rich ppl.' Madeline Follin is wearing a dress that is more expensive than a poor person car.

Brian is wearing a Tom Ford sweater, $990. Go to tomford.com. Madeline is wearing a Burberry Prorsum vest, $1,995. Go to burberry.com. Valentino dress, $5,900. Call (212) 772-6969. Makeup on Madeline: bareMinerals Original SPF 15 Foundation in Fairly Light, $25.00. NARS Bangkok Pure Matte Lipstick, $25. Go to narscosmetics.com.

I wonder if they got to 'keep the clothes.' Maybe they could pawn them for buzzworthy instruments and bleepy bloop machines. From what I have read, a buzzband makes at least $40k per show (in buzz dollars), but I don't know the conversion rate between buzz dollars and $USD (or the_Euro).

I remember one time Salem was photographed in high-end clothes, but they probs pawned them for 10 cents on the dollar to buy drugs and prostitutes.

Do u think they look 'mad keut'?
Is Cults 'the #1 buzzband of 2k11' or do u consider them a 2k10 buzzband?
Will Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion 'play up their alt celebrity relationship' just to get more headlines [via the BestWavves model]?
Do u think she should change her name 2 'Maddie Oblivion' just so they sound more Culty?
R u 'excited' about Cults' 'first album', or are u already getting anxious about their sophomore follow-up?
Is "Go Outside" the 'greatest MP3 that Gorilla Vs. Bear has ever posted'?
Has Madeline Follin moved 'to the top' of the indie QTs power rankings?

Madeline Follin

Alternative Celebrity

Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Cults plays a concert in a church because they think 'buzz' is more important than God


I just saw this picture of the 2k11 buzzband Cults playing a concert show inside of a church. It seems like they might be trying to say that 'indie buzzbandology' is way more important than God, religion, Christianity, Arab religion, and any other type of spirituality. I definitely agree with them bc without The Holy Spirit of Indie, how would we live our lives'? What sort of meaningful authenticity would we pursue?

Anyways, they have some new mp3 out called "You Know What I Mean" that many blogs have named the #1 fuzzy buzzy song of 2k11. U have to wonder if the Vivian Girls + Best Coast are 'pissed' that they lack the emotional depth/skills 2 write this type of song.

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Cults - You Know What I Mean by cultscultscults

Here is Madeline Follin looking 'prettier' than every other female fuzzy buzzy band member.

Are yall on #TeamCults?
Is Cults the #1 fuzzy buzzy band of all time?
Will their upcoming album 'save' 2k11?
Were u worried that they were only ever going 2 release that 'Go Outside' mp3 and milk it for the next 30 years?
Do yall believe in God?
Did God create 'indie buzzbands' or is the indiesphere a deity in itself?

Cults

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Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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Madeline Follin

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Mysterious vocalist, 1/2 of 2k10 buzzband Cults.

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James Franco's little brother tries 2 jumpstart his career by starring in the video 4 Cults "Go Outside"

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Here is the new video for Cults' hit 2k10 fuzzy buzzy anthem "Go Outside." The song is like 100 blog years old at this point, but it's chill that they are 'being brought 2 market' with an MTV debut and didn't fall in2 the trap of releasing one of those forgettable 'lofi' videos shot on a vintage camera. This video is probably 200% more buzzworthy because James Franco's little brother "Dave Franco" plays the hornie bro in the video.

Anyways, the video is pretty 1990s. Dude is watching some hot skank on TV, she comes out of the TV, they go on a d8, then some Mexican beats up Davie Franco. Then they come back home and she goes back in2 the tv. Must represent something that totally goes ovr my head.

Some girl named Emma Roberts is also in the video. I think she is like a romantic comedy post-tween actress. Get a clue, bitches!

Is Cults going 2 'save' 2k11?
Will Cults replace Best Coast as the #1 most alt-famousest fuzzy buzzy buzzband?
Is Cults abt 2 'go mainstream', reaching tons of NPR-wave cool dad overgrounders?
Will Cults' new album be 'critically acclaimed' or will many consider them a 'buzz hit wonder' because of the strength of the fuzzbuzz anthem "Go Outside"?
Do u think they shoulda got the real James Franco 2 star in and direct the video 2 get more meme mileage out of it?

Will Dave Franco ever get out of his big brother's shadow?

Cults

Buzzband

Cults wrote a hit MP3 "Go Outside" and are looking to ride fuzzy buzzy pop waves in 2k11.

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