Just in time for autumn, New York City alt-pop duo Cults are back, and they are here with just enough synthy shine to carry us to the holidays. This week Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin have amped up the prep for forthcoming new album Offering, out October 6 via Sinderlyn, with a striking video visual for latest single “I Took Your Picture,” which you can watch below.

The clip also contains a coda of another new Cults track, “With My Eyes Closed,” and the combo was directed by Elliott Sellers and mostly shot in the New York town of Piermont, except for the closing scene, which set on Oblivion’s roof in New York City. And there’s a rather excessive bit of headbanging going on throughout.

“When we talked to Elliott Sellers about working on a video for this song and he said he wanted to base it around headbanging, we were initially a little surprised,” Follin tells Billboard, which premiered the video yesterday. “[He] wanted to bring out the physicality of the song… and my neck is still sore from it.”

Hopefully she’ll shape up by the time Cults play Brighton Music Hall in Allston on October 18, one of many stops on the band’s fall North American tour. Scroll down for all the dates.

Featured Cults photo by Shawn Brackbill, via artist.

Cults North American tour dates:
September 16 – Hartford, CT – Small State Great Beer Brewfest
October 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s *@
October 15 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *@
October 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg *@
October 18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *@
October 19 – Albany, NY – The Hollow *@
October 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace *@
October 21 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar *@
October 22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall *@
October 24 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line *@
October 25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon *@
October 26 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews *@
October 27 – Omaha, NE – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts *@
October 28 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall *@
October 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *@
October 31 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *@
November 01 – Portland, OR – Star Theater *@
November 03 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel ^!
November 04 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s ^!
November 05 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic ^!
November 06 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room ^!
November 07 – Los Angeles,CA – Teragram Ballroom ^!
November 09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom %@
November 11 – Dallas, TX – Dada %$
November 12 – Austin, TX – Antone’s %$
November 13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall %@
November 14 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks %@
November 15 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn %@
November 16 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In %@
November 17 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 %@
November 18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle %@
November 19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar %@

* w/ Cullen Omori
@ w/ Hideout
^ w/ Curls
! w/ The Willowz
% w/ She-Devils
$ w/ Deep Cuts

 

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