Cults’ eponymous debut album was one of my top ten to be released in 2011. One thing I really liked about the album was that it was strong from start to finish; not many “misses” to be found among the eleven tracks. The album had a bunch of good tracks that I might have considered for a list of the year’s best songs (had I actually made one), but I’m not sure if I could consider “Go Outside” for that honor because it was released on the Internet a year prior. Internet previews, singles and releases can throw a monkey wrench into the works for people who care about this type of arcana (like me, occasionally). This year, Hospitality earns a similar distinction with “Betty Wang”, a track that I first heard three years ago and was touched up for release on their self-titled debut album (on sale this month at Amazon!).
But getting back to Cults, the band played here in DC a few weeks back. Unfortunately, I just didn’t have time to get to that show. They’re touring through the end of April though, and hopefully they’ll make another stop in DC later this year. “You Know What I Mean” and the rest would make for a fine evening of entertainment.