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Hear Cold Cave Cover The Cure’s “Plainsong” At Tony Hawk’s Wedding

Pro skater Tony Hawk tied the knot with Catherine Goodman at Adare Manor in Ireland on 6/27. If you were curious what a pro skater’s wedding on the lawns of an impressive 840-acre estate looks like, check this out:… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 15, 2015 - 12:38 pm

Yo La Tengo – “Friday I’m In Love” (The Cure Cover) Video

Yo La Tengo’s mostly-covers album Stuff Like That There comes out next month, and it includes the band’s takes on songs from Hank Williams, the Lovin’ Spoonful, and, um, Yo La Tengo. (We posted their revamped version of their own song “Deeper Into Movies.”) But the song from the album that we were most excited… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 14, 2015 - 12:56 pm

Watch Ceremony Cover The Cure With Patrick Stickles In Brooklyn

Last night, Ceremony continued the tour behind their new album, The L-Shaped Man, at Brooklyn’s Shea Stadium. They brought Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles — who used to live at the venue and helped to get it up and running — on stage to perform a cover of the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven.” Full video… More »

By: James Rettig / July 3, 2015 - 11:15 am

Robert Smith – “There’s A Girl In The Corner” (The Twilight Sad Cover)

If you’re listening for it, it’s easy to hear the influence of the Cure in everything that gloomy Scottish postpunkers the Twilight Sad have ever done. And it turns out that the admiration is mutual. The Twilight Sad are about to release “It Never Was The Same,” a track from their 2014 album Nobody WantsMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 9:50 am

Watch Laura Jane Grace Mash Up Michael McDonald And The Cure

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! explains in the beginning of this video that she has a drum loop built for the Cure’s “Close To Me” that she was trying to do something with — then Michael McDonald came on the radio. Serendipitous or not, she seized the moment to combine the two songs. Her… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 28, 2015 - 11:16 am

The Cure Play “A Man Inside My Mouth” Live For The First Time In Rarity-Packed London Show

The Cure played their first of three Christmas shows at London’s Eventim Apollo last night, and the band dedicated a good portion of their 40-song setlist to deep cuts and rarities. They debuted The Head On The Door B-side “A Man Inside My Mouth” live for the first time, and played “The Empty World” and… More »

By: James Rettig / December 22, 2014 - 8:52 am

Stream The Art Of McCartney Tribute Album Featuring New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure, & More

When the Paul McCartney tribute album The Art Of McCartney was announced two months ago, we marveled at the staggering array of rock stars who were lined up to participate, including forebears B.B. King and Allen Toussaint, ’60s peers Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Roger Daltrey, and later stars from Billy Joel to Chrissie Hynde… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014 - 9:55 am

Tribute Album The Art Of McCartney Includes New Covers By Bob Dylan, Billy Joel, Brian Wilson, The Cure

It’s not like the world needed another Beatles tribute. There’s an entire industry devoted to letting you know that the Beatles were the most important band of all time and that Paul McCartney was one of the most important songwriters. But even with that in mind, the lineup of the new McCartney tribute set TheMore »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014 - 9:22 am

BottleRock 2014 Friday: TV On The Radio Debut Three Songs, The Cure Get Cut Off

The second year of Napa Valley’s BottleRock festival got off to a slow start yesterday, as a modest crowd milled around through some of the festival’s lesser known acts. By the time TV On The Radio started off the evening, however, a more sizable group of fans had gathered to see one of the Brookly… More »

By: Ryan Leas / May 31, 2014 - 3:19 pm

Sprint Brazenly Rips Off The Cure’s “Lullaby” In Its Goth-Themed Framily Commercial

When a company can’t get the rights to a song that they want to use for a commercial, the go-to move nowadays seems to be to just hire someone to compose a nearly identical version of it. It’s happened to a countless number of bands: Beach House, LCD Soundsystem, the Black Keys, and many, manyMore »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Q&A: Avey Tare Talks Slasher Flicks, Animal Collective, And The Cure

Next week Slasher Flicks — the cosmic power trio comprised of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare, Angel Deradoorian (formerly of Dirty Projectors), and Jeremy Hyman (formerly of Ponytail) — will release their first proper full-length album, Enter The Slasher House. The band makes music that could almost serve as a tripped-out (and slightly more accessible) cousi… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / April 3, 2014 - 2:05 pm

The Cure’s Robert Smith Goes Nuts On Guardian Critic

Last week, the Cure played a few London shows to benefit the Teenage Cancer Trust, and those shows were vast in scope — too vast for at least one critic. Writing in The Guardian, Caroline writes that the 45 songs that the band played were simply too many and that “they’ve yet to work out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Robert Smith Clarifies Unenthusiastic 4:14 Scream Comments

We’ve been hearing about a new Cure album set for release this year tentatively titled 4:14 Scream, a sequel to 2008’s 4:13 Dream culled from the same studio sessions and originally intended as the back half of a double album. When that news broke, Tom noted that the band seemed to realize this new-old collectio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014 - 10:32 am

Watch The Cure Play “2 Late” Live For The First Time At Teenage Cancer Trust

In their first concerts of the year, the Cure played a pair of identically sequenced 3+ hr sets at Royal Albert Hall this weekend to benefit Teenage Cancer Trust. Among the 45 songs they performed were rarities like “Harold And Joe,” a “Never Enough” b-side not played since ’91, and “2 Late,” a Disintegration-era b-side… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 30, 2014 - 10:33 am

The Cure Prep 4:14 Scream, Trilogy Tour

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. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 9:41 am

Watch The Cure Play “Burn” Live For The First Time At Voodoo Fest

Last night during the Cure’s performance at the New Orleans’ annual Voodoo Music & Arts Experience, Robert Smith announced they would play a song they’ve never played live before. Usually you might expect that to mean new material, but instead they went into “Burn,” a fan favorite that you might remember from the soundtrack of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / November 4, 2013 - 11:19 am

Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of Leon, Atoms For Peace, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, the National, Queens Of The Stone Age, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, HAIM, and dozens more. Check out photos from the festival by JWMore »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and the xx. The parody video by Animal New York (with the music by Adam Horne of the band Bear Ceuse) was so hilarious because the impressions were perfectly accurate, both… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm

The 10 Best Things At Lollapalooza 2013

It’s hard to remember a time when Lollapalooza, the festival, was not part of American pop culture, and since the last time it landed stateside, it’s expanded to include stops in Santiago, Chile and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Perry Farrell’s ’90s tour-baby turned Grant Park-engulfing massive brodown is a global institution, and though at this point… More »

By: Julianne Escobedo Shepherd / August 5, 2013 - 3:41 pm

Robert Smith – “Witchcraft”

Tim Burton’s 3D, stop-motion animated Frankenweenie comes out next Friday, 10/5, but one of the more intriguing elements of the film is its companion album, Frankenweenie Unleashed!, a 14-track compilation of music from and inspired by the film, which is available as of today. Among the artists included on Unleashed are Karen O, Passion Pit,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 25, 2012 - 4:24 pm
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