Cults Announce Tour (w/ SXSW Dates) / Sign to Columbia

From PR:

Mysterious new pop act, Cults, materialized on the internet early last year but, similar to the existence of cultists, they were untraceable. Yet to those that had experienced their offerings, they were undeniable. The band, who assumed the identities of Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, released only three tracks: “Go Outside,” “Most Wanted,” “The Curse,” and then a fourth this summer “Oh My God.” They began to spread rapidly amongst their engaged followers. Then in late 2010 the band signed with In The Name Of / Columbia Records. The label will release the band’s full length debut in May 2011.

After a few highly entrancing CMJ appearances, in which the New York Times explained that “in a short period of time Cults (had) refined their style, gotten it down cold, made it elegant” and Spin Magazine noted that the band “sounded spot-on” with their “'60s girl-group vibes with twee indie-pop sounds,” Cults will head out on their first headlining tour this April. In March the band will do a handful of dates with Small Black and Asobi Seksu in and out of SXSW.

Cults are in the studio now finishing their full-length with Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Vampire Weekend.) To hear music from the band:

Cults Tour Dates

2/5 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Institue College of Art
3/10 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
3/11 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
3/12 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
3/13 New Orleans, LA - The Saint
3/15 Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds
3/17-19 SXSW
3/22 Nashville, TX - The End
3/23 Knoxville, TX - Pilot Light
3/24 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
3/25 Washington D.C. - Rock N Roll Hotel
3/26 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brendas
3/30 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
3/31 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
4/1 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
4/2 Montreal, QC - II Motore
4/4 Toronto, ON - Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
4/6 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
4/7 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
4/8 Minneapolis, MN - 7th Street Entry
4/11 Seattle, WA - Crocodile Café
4/12 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
4/14 San Francisco, CA - The Independent

Photo Cred: Us? // Fun Fun Fun Fest 2010