Recent entries in the series have included Pure Bathing Culture, Gems, and Frankie Rose. For their part, Cults — whose most recent album, Offering came out last year — took on the 1979 self-titled debut from California new wave band the Motels.
“We found out about The Motels about seven years ago, when we were on tour with an amazing band called Total Control in Australia,” the band explains in a statement. Fittingly, the first song we’re hearing from their full album cover is the one that the Australian band is named after. Cults’ version of “Total Control” adds some of the NYC duo’s dreamy shimmer but largely hues to the original.