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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

'There's a Girl in the Corner'

Robert Smith's excellent cover of The Twilight Sad's 'There's a Girl in the Corner' will be available on a limited edition 7" and a digital download on June 15th. You can pre-order the 7" via The Twilight Sad's website and at Rough Trade.

Robert's share of the proceeds from the single will be donated to Amaze.

Credits: Lyrics James Alexander Graham. Music Andy MacFarlane. Voices & instruments by Robert Smith. Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Robert Smith at Homestudio. Assisted by Bunny Lake.

Update (05/29/15): From The Twilight Sad on Twitter  "We've Sold Out of our new 7" feat Robert Smith of on our website but you'll still be able to get them from Independent Record Shops"

Update (06/11/15): From The Twilight Sad on Facebook - "Unfortunately, due to issues at the manufacturing plant, we're sorry to say the 7” of ‘It Never Was The Same’ / ‘There’s A Girl In The Corner’ (RS cover) has been delayed.
We hope to have these delivered to pre order customers and in stores around 30th June but will keep you informed if that changes.
Please accept our apologies on this: we understand it must be frustrating, we are frustrated too.
Thank you if you have already pre-ordered, it means a lot, and we hope you enjoy the single when it arrives."

Update (06/15/15): The digital version of the single is now available at Amazon (US / UK), iTunes (US / UK), and most of the usual places.

Update (06/16/15): The vinyl has arrived.



While the 7" is sold out at the Twilight Sad website, you can still order it at Banquet Records, Fat Cat or Rough Trade. If you find it at other stores, please let me know. Thanks!

Reviews: Soundblab

Articles: God is in the TV / The Guardian / Paste / Consequence of Sound / MXDWN / Death & Taxes / Diffuser / Exclaim / NME / Under The Radar / XFM / Pitchfork

17 comments:

  1. Great Cover from a great Artist i love Robert Smith and all what he do

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  2. Great Cover from a great Artist i love Robert Smith and all what he do

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  3. Robert Smith sounds amazing as ever (although a bit over-processed), but those cheesy drum tracks...I dunno. *clap clap*

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  4. Robert Smith is such a genius !!! He can build up so much emotions in a song, just with his voice...It's incredible. I think this is a guy, who can come up with tunes, melodies and song structures, just like that...This is someone, who will never give up recording. Publishing, It's a different story...Regarding the "cheesy drum tracks", well, this is a vocalist. He was never a drummer. And if you remember the old saying The Cure IS Robert Smith, but Robert Smith is not (only) the Cure. Then, you might just accept this as a solo effort. Btw, he rhythm pattern is not very simple at all and it shouldn't be very bright either, because we're all interested in his voice, right? Such an emotional song...Great band The Twilight Sad, superb and genius Robert. Thank you.

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    1. "…a guy, who can come up with tunes, melodies and song structures, just like that..."
      That last part struck me as funny given the amount of time since the last output. I'm not the boss of anyone (i.e., I get that The Cure don’t work for us, we simply get to enjoy their work), but I do I wish for something new soon... And I will love ANYTHING that might come out, but… Can we get one more real album? One last hurrah which you can tell was recorded over a summer with great artists, who happen to be friends, got together, took hallucinogens (or player’s choice), had a laugh and found great moments of musical space.
      I know there’s a Cure standard of excellence… but I kind of wish they would pull out some of the older equipment and see what it would be like to come up with songs using them. Making the absolute best from what they had. The sound of discomfort about to burst.
      Sorry for rambling… but since 1984, The Cure have been the soundtrack to my life and a lot of shit has happened in the last 7 years that is missing that “while I was going through that, I listened to [Cure song] over and over until I made sense of it.” I miss that.

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    2. Dave Allen drinks in our local pub. Spoke with him about The Cure a few times and is a nice guy. Wanted to ask if he would work with them again.

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  5. i dont like it. it's too predictable. no enough foolish.
    it's nothing special, really..hope the cure will do something better soon.

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  6. i dont like it. it's too predictable. no enough foolish.
    it's nothing special, really..hope the cure will do something better soon.

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  7. its pretty much awesome! reminds of the vibe from the Japanese Whispers era. I love it.

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  8. Just an FYI, but the 7 inch is sold out on the Twilight Sad's website

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  9. Awesome cover. Btw, the Twilight Sad official site has the lyrics (which are dodgy on some of the usual lyrics sites).

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  10. rumor:

    http://www.kpopstarz.com/articles/191756/20150411/the-cure-new-album.htm

    So..they are working on a new record, which now is a mix beteween the old unreleased stuff and new stuff, there is a lot confusione there. but at the end the most important thing, is that maybe there will be a new record soon!

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    1. Sigh...no, they're not!

      Read this.

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    2. Sorry Craig, but LOL. The perils of running a Cure website... ;)

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    3. If I ever meet the Kpopstarz website in person, I'm punching it. :)

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  11. I am really loving "It Never Was the Same". Can't stop listening to it over and over....amazing music.

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