The Cure Debut Two In Mexico

Just about making our Halloween complete — missed Danzig over the weekend! — Robert Smith and the boys played a couple new tunes a week ago in Mexico City. They’re ostensibly from the much-delayed new album, which is now due out in … May? We’re not sure of the lyrics, but “A Boy I Never Knew” features a mic-crushing bass (played by an excellently over-excited bassist), rendering the tune pretty unlistenable as currently archived via cheap video. Still, you get the idea — pretty, dreamy, yowl-y — and it makes you realize how many of the Cure’s tunes rely on that low-end groove.

The recording for “Don’t Say Anything”‘s better, but the song seems less promising. Check it…

From a different angle…

Still kinda boring, despite the guitar shred. Maybe you had to be there, but think this guitar lick was better. As an aside, how old were you when Smith first said the Cure were going to retire?

Tags: The Cure