Live Photos: Cults at Soda Bar, July 29, 2011

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Indie-pop darlings Cults played to a sold-out crowd at Soda Bar on Friday. Following the tedious exercise in nepotism that was Guards‘ opening set, Cults were a sight for sore ears.

Madeline Follin’s voice soared with ease over the girl group-inspired instrumentation as she lent her signature wail to songs like “Abducted,” “Rave On,” and the hit “Go Outside.” Guitarist Brian Oblivion and the backing band sprinkled just the right amount of 60s-pop sugar on the songs, and though the specter of Spector loomed large over the proceedings, they tackled the material with enough carefree energy to make it their own.

Cults might not have broken any new ground with their brief set, but when you’ve got songs that catchy, you don’t need to.

Photos – Cults at Soda Bar – July 29, 2011

One thought on “Live Photos: Cults at Soda Bar, July 29, 2011”

  1. I also went to this show and couldn’t agree more that it was a great show! Cults consistently put out catch music that literally grabs you by the ears and pulls you along. It’s only a matter of time before they sell out somewhere like House of Blues instead of Soda Bar… 🙂

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