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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

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2014

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

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

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,… More »

By: James Rettig / April 21, 2014

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2014

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… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 1, 2014

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

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

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

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 More »

By: Stereogum / October 7, 2013

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 25, 2013

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

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

The Cure Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: Aaron Lariviere / August 15, 2012

Watch Robert Smith’s Rare Solo Acoustic Performance In Bilbao

Too many shows grind to a complete halt whenever anybody has some kind of technical glitch, so let's take a quick moment of inspiration from the Cure frontman Robert Smith. Smiths' band played in the Spanish city of Bilbao last night, but a keyboard issue delayed the show's start time. So Smith filled the time… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 13, 2012

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2012

The initial lineups for the venerable UK fests Reading and Leeds were announced today, and the annual proceeds this year feature the likes of the Cure, Paramore, At The Drive-In, Justice, the Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Florence And The Machine and many, many more. The simultaneous fests, sharing a bill as always, take place August… More »

By: Corban Goble / March 12, 2012

10 Classic Albums Released 10 Years Into A Band’s Career

It's a new year, and every Thursday, we're going to be publishing a new list in this space. You guys like lists, right? Good! For our first one, we got to talking about Guided By Voices, who just released a pretty great album about 25 years after their first one. And that raised… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2012

Watch The Cure’s “Close To Me” & “A Forest” From New Bestival LP

As previously reported, the Cure have a new live album called Bestival Live 2011 out now. The double-CD set captures the band's headlining performance at the British festival this year. And below, we've got crispy professional video of them performing two of their stone cold classics at that show. Watch "Close To Me" and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 13, 2011
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