New York alt-rock duo CULTS announce new album ‘To The Ghosts’ alongside new single ‘Left My Keys’








Photograph by Shervin Lainez & Design by Ben Tipton.

June 7, 2024 – Acclaimed alt-pop duo Cults have announced the release of their fifth full-length studio album, To The Ghosts, to be released July 26th on Imperial. Pre Save the album HERE. The NY-based duo comprised of multi-instrumentalists Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, confidently and clearly perfect their vision with the cinematic To the Ghosts.

Along with today’s album announcement, Cults dropped “Left My Keys” – the second captivating track to be released from the forthcoming album.  Listen to “Left My Keys” HERE. Ethereal guitar wraps around a hypnotic backbeat, while the synths shimmer, and Madeline exhales, “I can feel it happening again.”

“It’s about growing up and feeling like you’re being left behind,” she reveals. “You think you’re missing out on things and not accomplishing enough. You get a little bit older and realise you don’t care anymore. All those things you were worried about don’t matter. You become comfortable where you are. It’s freeing to let go of the feeling that you need to be a part of something.”

“It’s a bright spot,” Brian goes on. “With this being To the Ghosts, ‘Left My Keys’ is dedicated to the ghost of your high school memories with an element of fondness.”


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Cults also recently released “Crybaby”, their first new single in two years. mxdwn said, “the track keeps in the tradition of Cults cinematic sound, with a breezy, infectious hook,” while Clash called it “dreamy.” Listen HERE.

The band will be playing a stretch of high-profile shows including their own U.S. headline summer tour kicking off August 1st, a stop at Lollapalooza on August 4th, and coveted opening slot supporting Vampire Weekend in the fall. See below for a complete Cults tour itinerary.

To The Ghosts was meticulously crafted; the earliest ideas dated back to the pandemic when they wrote music on weekdays from 10am-5pm with no deadlines or distractions.  The album was written and recorded in Brian’s apartment, before travelling to Los Angeles in 2022 to collaborate with longtime producer and trusted creative confidant Shane Stoneback, because “nobody can read our minds like he can,” jests Madeline. To the Ghosts was co-produced by Cults & Shane Stoneback, mixed by John Congleton, and mastered by Heba Kadry NYC.


  1. Crybaby

  2. Left My Keys

  3. Onions

  4. Crystal

  5. Leave Home

  6. Eat It Cold

  7. Honey

  8. Knots

  9. Behave

  10. Open Water

  11. Cells

  12. You’re In Love With Yourself

  13. Hung The Moon


With over 1.5 billion streams and over 11 million monthly listeners on Spotify, Cults have built a world anchored by four acclaimed albums, and a distinct, mesmerising sound.  True outliers, they persist as the rare phenomenon equally comfortable collaborating with The Weeknd, rap titan J. Cole on his 6x-platinum smash “She Knows,” and maverick indie director Jim Jarmusch. Simultaneously, they’re a dynamic presence that’s just as at home on stage at Coachella as they are supporting The Pixies and Vampire Weekend. All the while, their music has surged through popular television series and films. The staple “Always Forever” reached RIAA platinum status, and the track “Gilded Lily” endured as a phenomenon. It took TikTok by storm with 200K-plus “creates” in 2022 and notched a gold certification.  They’ve co-written with everyone from G-Eazy to Freddie Gibbs, appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and graced the bills of major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and more.

Photograph by Shervin Lainez



* Supporting Vampire Weekend

8.1.24 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre

8.2.24 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme

8.3.24 – Chicago, IL @ Official Lollapalooza Afterparty at Outset

8.4.24 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza

8.6.24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line

8.7.24 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room

8.9.24 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

8.10.24 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall

8.12.24 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

8.13.24 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

8.15.24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club

8.16.24 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

8.17.24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda

8.18.24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

8.20.24 – Dallas, TX @ Sons of Hermann Hall

8.21.24 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock

8.22.24 – New Orleans, LA @ The Parish Room

8.24.24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live

8.25.24 – Orlando, FL @ The Social

8.26.24 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

8.28.24 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw

9.19.24 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center *

9.20.24 – Cincinnati, OH @ The ICON Festival Stage at Smale Park *

9.21.24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Everwise Amphitheatre *

9.23.24 – Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre *

9.24.24 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *

9.25.24 – Laval, QE @ Place Bell *

9.27.24 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden *

9.28.24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Mann Center for the Performing Arts *

9.30.24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem *

10.1.24 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem *

10.2.24 – Charlottesville, VA @ Ting Pavillion *

10.4.24 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend

10.5.24 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern

10.6.24 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm

10.8.24 – Wilmington, NC @ Live Oak Bank Pavilion *

10.9.24 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheatre *

10.11.24 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater *

10.12.24 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park *

10.13.24 – Asheville, NC @ Rabbit Rabbit *

10.15.24 – St. Augustine, FL @ The Saint Augustine Amphitheatre *

10.17.24 – Austin, TX @ Moody Center *