The New School: Cults

Sit down with Brian Oblivion and his girlfriend Madeline Follin, who together formed the Brooklyn indie band Cults last year, and hear them play live at Music Hall in Williamsburg.

Released on 6/16/2011

Credits

Starring: Cults

Transcript

00:00
(Bumper by Cults)
00:07
♫ He had been untrue
00:10
♫ And I had learned about his life
00:15
♫ In her eyes
00:17
♫ And she caught me by surprise
00:21
♫ I threw his shit on the floor
00:25
(voice drowns out voice)
00:28
Hi, I'm Madeline and I'm the singer of the Cults.
00:31
Hi, I'm Brian, and I play guitar in Cults.
00:35
We definitely didn't say one day
00:39
we're gonna start a band and it's gonna be a rock band
00:44
and this is what our, you know, image is gonna be.
00:49
We were both tired of writing essays
00:52
and working boring stupid internships,
00:57
filing papers for people.
00:59
When people started paying attention to it,
01:00
it was really bizarre, I was actually sleeping
01:04
through class and then I woke up and I had 25 text messages
01:08
and, like, 10 missed calls from Madeline.
01:10
I was, like, from the moment we got posted
01:13
on (mumbles) does this mean I can quit school (laughs)?
01:17
Yeah, we were scratching the chalkboards
01:19
of our respective institutions.
01:21
It was, I don't know, I mean art school is tough.
01:25
It's grating on your soul.
01:27
I mean instead of creating, you're critiquing,
01:29
which is really hard for me to do,
01:31
so it was but, you know, it was a good thing.
01:34
I mean we're happy now (laughs).
01:37
Yeah, totally (laughs).
01:38
(vocalizing)
01:50
(audience cheers and applauds)