New music from Cults, Bing and Ruth, Plants and Animals

Nearly a decade ago Cults (pictured) emerged with their breakout single, ‘Go Outside,’ which the New York Times hailed as “one of the indie rock highlights” of the year. Little did we know that song was a premonition to a global pandemic where we now plead their lyrics “I really wanna go outside.”

Now, Cults, aka multi-instrumentalist/singer Madeline Follin and multi-instrumentalist Brian Oblivion, share their new pulsating single ‘Spit You Out‘ that pries itself free from the clutches of a toxic dependence, with Follin singing, “Break the bond / I’m so glad / So glad you’re gone.” ‘Spit You Out’ is co-produced by Cults & Shane Stoneback, mixed by John Congleton, and mastered by Heba Kadry. The track is accompanied by a Mukbang / ASMR-like video featuring Follin eating and spitting out food in front of Zoom default backgrounds.


The Pressure Of This Water’ is the third single to be taken from Bing & Ruth’s forthcoming new album, Species out July 17 via 4AD.

It comes with visuals created by Michael Speed and Marisa Gesauldi. Clocking in at a meditative 10-minutes, Bing & Ruth’s ringleader, David Moore says of ‘The Pressure Of This Water’, “it’s the first song I wrote on my Farfisa, and it’s stuck by me through all the time since. The accompanying visuals here are from Michael Speed who, faced with the impossibility of actually travelling to the desert, chose to collage publicly available stock footage into a video that reflects the arid nature of the track itself.”


Montreal indie rock trio Plants and Animals announce The Jungle, their fifth studio album set to be released Friday 23 October via Secret City Records. Their shortest album yet and certainly their boldest, The Jungle is eight acts in a world full of noise. The album is auto-produced and was recorded at Mixart, their studio in Montreal. Their lead single and video ‘House On Fire‘, an upbeat and energetic anthem. ‘House on Fire,’ came from Warren’s haunting feeling that a friend who was taking too many sleeping pills might forget to turn his stove off.

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