March 23, 2012
By Gretsch News
Rollingstone.com has an exclusive stream of The Cult single “For the Animals,” which will be featured on the band’s upcoming May 22 album, Choice of Weapon.
“We’ve always been an outsider group; we don’t seem to fit completely with an existing genre,” said singer Ian Astbury. “‘For the Animals’ reflects the sentiment that we are a raw, visceral animal, independent and beholden to no one. We celebrate that aspect that is also rising in the culture. We go where nature takes us.”
The Cult also caused a stir at the annual South by Southwest music festival, playing a show at the 25,000-capacity Auditorium Shores. The show was filmed for usage in Terrence Malick’s upcoming feature film Lawless, as well.
Check out footage of the band playing “Love Removal Machine” in the video below:
The Cult announced a U.K. tour earlier this week with The Mission and Killing Joke in September. Tickets go on sale today here. Additional tour dates this spring and summer can be found on the Cult website.