“I Took Your Picture” by Cults

"I Took Your Picture" by Cults, is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'.

Cults, recently announced the details off their new full-length Offering. Recently, the band gave fans a taste of the album, with the single “I Took Your Picture.” Of the single the band note, “‘I Took Your Picture’ was inspired by falling into a deeper love with 80’s power pop bands like The Motels and The Cars. It’s a song about fleeting moments and how we let past feelings interrupt the possibility for good things to happen. ‘Tinge of blue, to the end, left our hearts, with regrets, I’m learning.’ It’s a daily struggle to try and stay open and available but it’s probs worth it. And you can dance to it!

Offering comes out on October 6 via Sinderlyn and it marks the band’s first LP since 2013’s Static. In support of the album, Cults will be touring North America with dates starting October 14 in Philadelphia.

Offering also marks the beginning of a more collaborative phase for Cults. The pair have always traded ideas, but for the first time they sat down to jam out ideas together in a room. Follin, who has always written her own parts, came into her own as instrumentalist during the Offering sessions, playing drums and keyboards throughout. Her equal partnership with Oblivion flies in the face of a far-too-common industry assumption that women are passive participants in their own art.

After three years of work in New York, LA, San Francisco, in studios and sweaty living rooms, the band finished the bulk of recording. But it was a classic “last day in the studio” demo-happy session that gave the album its opener and title track, a hope-in-darkness song that Oblivion calls “one of the most outward-looking things we’ve done, it’s a lifeline.” Follin adds: “we both decided independently of each other that it had to be the title.”

Offering track listing
1. Offering
2. I Took Your Picture
3. With My Eyes Closed
4. Recovery
5. Right Words
6. Good Religion
7. Natural State
8. Nothing Is Written
9. Talk In Circles
10. Clear From Far Away
11. Gilded Lily

Cults North American tour dates
09/16 – Hartford, CT – Small State Great Beer Brewfest
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
10/15 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
10/18 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
10/19 – Albany, NY – The Hollow
10/20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
10/21 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
10/22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/24 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
10/25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
10/26 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
10/27 – Omaha, NE – Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts
10/28 – Denver, CO – Globe Hall
10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/31 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/01 – Portland, OR – Star Theater
11/03 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
11/04 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s
11/05 – San Diego, CA – The Irenic
11/06 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
11/07 – Los Angeles,CA – Teragram Ballroom
11/09 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11/11 – Dallas, TX – Dada
11/12 – Austin, TX – Antone’s
11/13 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/14 – New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks
11/15 – Birmingham, AL – Saturn
11/16 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In
11/17 – Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5
11/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
11/19 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar