Monday, July 8, 2024

A Forest Acoustic Version

You can now watch the new HD version in the US too (it had been blocked until now).

Friday, July 5, 2024

Win a signed 'Disintegration' test pressing

From WMGrewards:

The Cure Disintegration SIGNED Test Pressing


To Celebrate The Cure's Disintegration making Apple Music's list of 100 best albums, we're giving you a chance to win an exclusive test pressing vinyl signed by Robert Smith!

NewDad on their 'Just Like Heaven' cover

From NME:

On stage at Woodsies, the Galway band performed a cover of The Cure’s ‘Just Like Heaven’, which recently did the rounds on social media after becoming a staple of their live set. Their gloriously faithful take on the track led to a Twitter follow from Robert Smith, Dawson said. “There are so many amazing songs by The Cure that we could cover, but we all gravitated towards that one. It’s fun to put your own spin on a song, and hopefully we do it justice.”

'Acoustic Hits' coming to streaming

Monday, July 1, 2024

Lauren Mayberry has more nice things to say about Robert

Lauren Mayberry tells The Eras Podcast about going solo, kitchen tattoos, emails from Robert Smith (at 14:24) and lots more.

Sunday, June 30, 2024

NewDad at Glastonbury 2024

NewDad play their cover of 'Just Like Heaven', and talk to NME about it and about Robert now following them on Twitter.

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Bumbershoot daily lineups announced

The Bumbershoot daily lineups are out, and Lol x Budgie will play on Sunday. Tickets at Bumbershoot.com



Monday, June 24, 2024

Disintegration shirt at H & M

Along with that Three Imaginary Boys shirt, H & M also have a Disintegration shirt now.

Glastonbury 2019 edit on BBC Sounds

The BBC have posted a 28 minute edit of the Glastonbury 2019 set.

Thursday, June 13, 2024

Trey Parker talks about The Cure's visit to Casa Bonita

From Westwood:

The Cure visited Casa Bonita while on tour in 2023:

 The South Park creators had kept in contact with singer Robert Smith after The Cure frontman famously appeared in the last episode of the show’s first season to defeat Mecha-Streisand (go watch it), and Parker invited the band to Casa Bonita when the Cure was in Denver on tour last June. The musicians showed up in black SUVs, and after he saw Casa Bonita, Smith told Parker, “Wow, this is mental” -- he thought they were “just having tacos." Another surprise: The band didn't know that the restaurant's Day of the Dead amusement featured its song “The Blood” (with the proper licensing, of course). When Parker showed it to Smith, he responded with this: “That’s the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.”

Photos from Andy MacFarlane, The Twilight Sad and Susan Gabrels.

Robert at Casa Bonita. Photo from Andy MacFarlane.

The Twilight Sad with Eric Cartman at Casa Bonita. Photo from The Twilight Sad.

"Reeves brought some Casa Bonita goodness home, too." From Susan Gabrels.











"Reeves brought some Casa Bonita goodness home, too." From Susan Gabrels.

Vampire Weekend covers 'Just Like Heaven''

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Paste's 300 Greatest Albums of All Time

From Paste Magazine:

2. The Cure: Disintegration (1989)

The Cure perfected their vision on their eighth album, 1989’s Disintegration. As dark and icy as Pornography yet as instantly memorable and immediate as Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, it catapulted Robert Smith and his band to new levels of stardom and crystallized the core characteristics of their music: dark, emotional and meditative. On top of moody guitar tones courtesy of Porl Thompson and Smith, we also have a goth-rock album that features two of the best basslines in the history of recorded music: Simon Gallup’s melodic performance on “Fascination Street” and the driving momentum of the title track stand among the Cure’s finest moments. Each of the 12 songs is its own respective showcase for the group’s sprawling, meandering intros that induce a wistful haze before rewarding your patience with Smith’s unmistakable voice. Every classic band has that one album that presents them at their apogee, and even for a band with as many excellent albums as the Cure, Disintegration is undeniably the one. Despite the name of the record itself, this band has never sounded so locked in. —Grant Sharples


222. The Cure: Pornography (1982)

Disintegration seems to get the lion’s share of the love among the Cure’s discography, but the poignant echoes of “Lovesong” and “Lullaby” would not exist if it were not for the indulgent gloom of Pornography. After wading through the fertile mire of early goth music on Seventeen Seconds and Faith, Pornography presents the Cure’s freefall into the genre’s mushrooming abyss, immediately heralded by the opening doom spiral “One Hundred Years.” Pornography finds the Cure not just surrendering to misery, but committing to their muse through offerings of Stygian soundscapes, foglike synthlines and lyricism polluted with existential dread. While never particularly lascivious, Pornography made the Cure’s woe unprecedentedly explicit, crafting an inky sketch of an entire generation—as frontman Robert Smith wails—“waiting for the death blow.” —Victoria Wasylak

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Robert's Lost World art prints for sale

From Heart Research UK:

Exclusive artprints by Robert Smith from The Cure are now available in our eBay shop. You can now own "ENDSONG," "ALONE," and "AND NOTHING IS FOREVER” – titles inspired by songs from the forthcoming album, "Songs Of A Lost World", set for release in 2024.




Dogstar cover 'Just Like Heaven ' again

Dogstar / Keanu Reeves played their cover of 'Just Like Heaven' again, this time in Madrid on May 30th, 2024. They also played it the next day at Primavera Sound Barcelona.