Cults have shared a new bonus track titled “Valentine”, taken from the 10th anniversary edition of their self-titled debut album.
The New York band was formed in 2010 by Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, with their first record released in June 2011 via In The Name Of.
Cults shared the unreleased track yesterday (February 14), to coincide with Valentine’s Day. “Come on, come on and show me those things that I used to know,” Follin sings on the song. “‘Cause I tried so hard to let things go so long ago.”
“Happy Valentine’s Day! Our song ‘Valentine’ is available to stream everywhere today,” the band wrote on Instagram. “This is the last of the completed songs from the 2010-2011 sessions. For those who are expecting vinyl, the pressing plant has estimated that they will send them to us by the end of February. Thank you all for being so patient.”
The 10th anniversary edition of “Cults” was supposed to be released last year, but suffered multiple delays due to issues with vinyl manufacturers. “Rest assured that we are doing our best to get these recordings to you as soon as possible!” the group said in December. “If you have any concerns, please contact us here and we can help you.”
Ahead of “Valentine,” Cults shared two more bonus tracks from the new record edition in “Make Time” and “Beach Ball.”
The duo announced the 10th anniversary edition in June 2021, writing on Instagram: “Ten years ago today we released our first record. We are so grateful to everyone who took this journey with us! June 7 is the day our lives have changed the most. To honor this date, we have prepared a special edition with unreleased music from this era.
“We can’t believe it’s been a DECADE. Your support continues to make our dreams come true and we CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH.
In 2020, Cults released their latest studio album, ‘Host’. In a four-star review, NME said: “Recorded largely on live instruments – a first for the band – the album sees Cults swear allegiance to the fundamental ethos of contemporary underground music: corrode the classical. So right off the bat, the dark ’60s strings of “Trials” mingle with laptop modernism and neo-soul to make Follin sound like a SpaceX Nina Simone.