Three Imaginary Boys, the debut album from the Cure, turns 35 this year, so it’s pretty goddam impressive that the band is still around and still doing band things. One of those things is a new album. The sessions that produced the last Cure album, 2008’s 4:13 Dream, also yielded enough material for another album. And this year, the band will release them as an album, and they’ve tentatively given it the title 4:14 Scream. (Don’t worry; there’s no release date announced yet, so they still have plenty of time to change their minds on that title.)
The band seems to realize that 4:14 Dream, or whatever they might end up calling it, will not end up as one of their classics, since they’re already making plans to play their actual classic music on tour. Three years ago, the Cure embarked on a short Trilogy tour, where they played their first three albums (Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith) in full every night. (There was also an earlier tour where they did Pornography, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers, and they should really consider bringing that one back, without the Bloodflowers part.) This time around, they’ll focus on three of their lightest and friendliest LPs: 1984’s The Top, 1985’s The Head On The Door, and 1987’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me. Those are some good albums! You should maybe go see them!