Cults’ ‘High Road’ Video Charts Surreal Path Into Flaming Void
New York duo shares a trippy visual from their soon-out 'Static' LP
Last we heard from Cults, the New York duo was busy getting motorik on the swoon-pop gem “High Road.” Now that highlight from the upcoming Static album has its very own video. Directed by Hiro Murai (Earl Sweatshirt’s “Chum,” St. Vincent’s “Cheerleader”), the black-and-white clip is equal bits creepy and enigmatic as the viewer is taken on a strange journey, traveling through the bodies of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion as surreal scapes abound.
There’s a classic car that drives itself, a possibly possessed taxidermied deer head, many moths, and a handful of other visual delights. Static is due October 15 via Columbia and also features “I Can Hardly Make You Mine.” An early preview included snippets of two other songs as well — “We’ve Got It” and “So Far.” Word to Yo La Tengo: So far, Cults seem to have it indeed.