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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. Check out the photos…