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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 »

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 »

From lightless depths to the dizziest heights, the Cure have always traded in extremes. Albums careen from genre to genre, capturing a wider, stranger range of emotions than most other bands could dream of. Starting with a nervous post-punk twitch that led to the existential freeze of their pioneering goth trilogy, the band would flit… More »

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Watch Yo La Tengo Cover The Cure On CBS This Morning

New Jersey indie titans Yo La Tengo just released their new mostly-covers album Stuff Like That There, and today, they stopped by CBS This Morning:
Peter Helman | August 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
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Kevin Devine – “Lovesong” (The Cure Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Through his Devinyl Splits subscription series, which got underway at the beginning of this year, Kevin Devine has been spotlighting musicians he's become friends with…
James Rettig | August 25, 2015 - 2:03 pm
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Tigers Jaw – “In Between Days” (The Cure Cover)

Kevin Devine has been releasing a singles series alongside his friends and collaborators, the most recent being a split with Scranton's Tigers Jaw. The last
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2015 - 3:41 pm
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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'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 15, 2015 - 12:38 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2015 - 12:56 pm
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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 --…
James Rettig | July 3, 2015 - 11:15 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 9:50 am
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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…
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…
James Rettig | December 22, 2014 - 8:52 am
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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…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2014 - 9:55 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 9:22 am
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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…
Ryan Leas | May 31, 2014 - 3:19 pm
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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…
James Rettig | April 21, 2014 - 4:19 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2014 - 1:49 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | April 1, 2014 - 10:32 am
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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…
Scott Lapatine | March 30, 2014 - 10:33 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2014 - 9:41 am
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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…
Miles Bowe | November 4, 2013 - 11:19 am
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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…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am
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