Update (08/30/15): The band performed a live version of their cover on CBS This Morning's Saturday Sessions.
Update (July 14th, 2015): And here's the video for it, via Pitchfork. (Thanks @virgonomiroku)
Pitchfork reports that Yo La Tengo will be covering 'Friday I'm in Love' on their upcoming album, 'Stuff Like That There', which will be released on Aug. 28th.
Helpful note to bands thinking about covering The Cure in the future, you do know that they have more than 4 songs, right? Look deep into the catalog. Tons of great songs to pick from. :)
Update (06/11/15): From Newsweek:
Ira Kaplan, who plays in the trio with his wife Georgia Hubley (drums, vocals) and James McNew (bass), called Newsweek to discuss Yo La Tengo's relationship with the songs, artists and spirals of influence that make up the new record.
Ira Kaplan: "Years ago, the year that The Onion wrote that article about us with the collapse at the club killing people, they asked us to perform at their Christmas party in New York. They started telling us the money they had available to pay us and we said the money is less important—what we really want is if you'll help us reenact that article. It took some convincing. The difference was we wanted to be killed instead of people in the audience. So they ended up getting very enthusiastic, setting up fake rigging on the stage and at a certain point the lights flickered and the equipment went off and all these fake speakers fell from the rafters and landed on us, killing us, and we were carried off on stretchers.
"I loved when [The Cure] first started, those initial singles. Not quite 'Killing an Arab' as much as 'Boys Don't Cry' and 'Jumping Someone Else's Train.' I loved those songs and I loved the Three Imaginary Boys record. I kind of quickly stopped listening to them when the singles got less poppy. When the singles got poppy again, I became a fan of all those songs." (Thanks Dave)
I don't like, or agree with, Ira Kaplan. :)