Saturday, December 19, 2015
Check out this metal mix of The Cure's "One Hundred Years" by Curezum just in time for Christmas! Here is an interview by the band that is very interesting: http://noisey.vice.com/blog/curezum-interview-stream
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Ride is an UK alternative band that is popular in many corners. Robert Smith likes them, too. He recently mixed Ride's most famous song - Vapour Trail. You can listen to it above. Smooth.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Tigers Jaw is an American rock band from Pennsylvania who is getting excellent social media from their cover of In Between Days by The Cure. It's a not to be missed version of a classic song by The Cure. Listen to it above.
Posted by Andrew Barger at 7:06 AM
Saturday, June 13, 2015
It's been years since The Cure has released a new album, but Robert Smith has thankfully covered a song by another band every so often. There is another one this summer of 2015. Robert Smith of The Cure covers "There's a Girl in the Corner" by The Twilight Sad. It will be released on Vinyl as a B side to "It Never Was the Same" by The Twilight Sad.
Listen to the song at The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/may/22/the-cure-robert-smith-cover-the-twilight-sad-theres-a-girl-in-the-corner-listen-to
Discover more at The Twilight Sad website: http://www.thetwilightsad.com/news/2290/new_single_it_never_was_the_same_+_robert_smith_cover
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Fire in Cairo is one of my favorite songs from The Cure's first album--Three Imaginary Boys. I was fortunate enough to see the epic band play it live during their 2011 Reflections tour.
You know how the tongue twister goes.
Anyway, I was unpacking a box in the garage today and listening to the Digitalism station on Pandora when (among the throbbing beats of a Digitalism song) I heard said tongue twister called out in the lyrics. I dropped my stuff and headed over to the iPad where I saw the name of the song:
Digitalism in Cairo
You can check it out on iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/digitalism-in-cairo-digitalisma/id671822115?i=671822506
Sunday, February 8, 2015
20% Off Obscure
Photography Book on The Cure
Until March 1, 2015 score 20% off the new Cure book. Since the HB sells for $50, this is a substantial $10 savings. Visit this Barnes & Noble link and put in code: JP47D9K
Andy Vella has been observing Robert Smith and The Cure since 1981. He has designed the majority of the artwork for The Cure's record releases, either as one half of Parched Art or working solo, and has photographed the band in its multiple incarnations. 'Obscure' is a unique collection of rare and unseen photographs of The Cure in the studio and in performance. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full cooperation and input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword.