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WATCH: Cults Rock SPIN’s Rooftop

Cults / Photo by Ben Rowland

It was a gorgeous summer night when we invited Cults, fronted by the buzzed-about duo of Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, to play a roofop gig at SPIN’s downtown NYC headquarters, as part of the SPINhouse L!ve series, presented by Lacoste L!ve. Now, you too can soak up the seven-song set by one of 2011’s breakout acts. Watch the show below.

From the sugary opener “Abducted,” featuring Follin and Oblivion trading vocals, the duo’s chemistry was undeniable, and backed by guitarist Gabe Rodriguez, bassist Nathan Aguilar, and drummer Marc Deriso, Cults brought to life the lush pop from their self-titled June debut.

And while their tunes have a breezy summer feel, Oblivion brought some rock’n’roll spirit to the festivities, launching himself into the crowd during the set-closing “Oh My God.”

Check out the performance below, and read SPIN’s recap of the show, including more photos.

WATCH: Cults’ SPINHouse Live performance