Free Show and Free EP: Cults with De Lux at House of Blues – 12.21.13

Today is more than just Free Song Friday. It’s Free Show Friday! And Free Five-Song EP Friday!

Cults just announced a FREE show with special guest De Lux on Saturday, December 21, at House of Blues Sunset Strip. This thing will probably be a shit show due to freeness, but might as well get in Black Friday spirit mode and jump in line.

RSVP ONLY at [email protected]. Subject to capacity of course.

More FREEEEE! Opening band De Lux has a five-song EP out now, available gratis via ScionAV. Give it a listen and a download and a disco dance below. De Lux are the newest act signed to the Innovative Leisure label. And we <3 IL Records here at AS Blog.

So much new musics coming up: Sleigh Bells, Cults, MGMT, Haim

Sleigh Bells – Bitter Rivals

Here’s a new cheerleader-beat-you-up-in-the-parking-lot-high-school-best-frenemies screamer pop jam from Sleigh Bells. “Bitter Rivals” is the title track off their upcoming album, due October 8.

Check Sleigh Bells out at the El Rey on October 15.

Cults – Static

The teaser video for the new Cults album Static (out October 15) just sucked me into my nostalgia for the movie Poltergeist through its creepy TV static. I keep thinking of that scene when Carol Anne slides across the kitchen floor wearing a football helmet and it seems like it might be fun to have a poltergeist in your house. And then everything gets really scary and terrifying from there (i.e. getting attacked by clown dolls in your bedroom type of stuff).

Cults also have an El Rey show date, scheduled for November 12.


Why did MGMT wait for their 3rd album (due out September 17) to release a self-titled album? MGMT are funny lads sometimes. They even told Rolling Stone, “I don’t even know if it’s music we would want to listen to.” Oh dear.

Also, this: YOUR LIFE IS A LIE. And for that, MGMT, I thank you.

Haim – Days Are Gone

Finally, the debut album from the breakout sister act Haim is almost on the digital shelves, due out September 30. While we wait, let’s watch the video for their new song “The Wire”.

Haim will be at the Fonda on October 16.