Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Treats

Nothing to do with The Cure, but this clip is fantastic! : )

Lullaby and Burn make a couple of Halloween party playlists. (Thanks Heron and Monghi)

MTV reminisces about The Crow soundtrack.
(Thanks Heron and Monghi)

A collection of Cure pumpkins, along with The Top and The Nightmare. (Thanks Heron)

MTV has put together a list of the Scariest Albums of All Time, and Pornography takes the top spot. (Thanks Heron)

Old Cure friends, and opening act, Cranes, will be playing at Garage in Oslo, Norway on Halloween night. (Thanks Lars)

And Heron has compiled a Cure Halloween playlist and article. (Thanks Heron)

Anyone else carving Cure-related pumpkins this year? Or dressing up as a Cure other than RS? : )

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dear Robert Smith (An Open Letter)

Amanda Palmer talks about being a lapsed Cure fan and what the band has meant to her. (Thanks Paivi)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Simon's bass at Disneyland Paris

"I just came back from Disneyland Resort & Walt Disney Studios in Paris and there is a roller coaster called "Rock'n'Roll Coaster". And while waiting in the queue, we walk through false recording studios where some concert posters of various artists are put on the wall, some gold record awards and few musical instruments including... a red thunderbird signed by Simon himself: "Thank you for the help. Love, Simon xx". I send you a few pictures of it. Sorry for the quality of the pics but there was a glass front..." (Thanks Rod X)

Monday, October 26, 2009

Robert doll vs. Billy Corgan doll

As mentioned in the Curespottings last week, Billy Corgan has way too much free time on his hands, and has decided to play with dolls. : ) In something called Gothageddon, the Billy doll fought the Robert doll, and all hell broke loose. Flavorwire, TwentyFourBit, CD Insight, and Pitchfork have stories about it. (Thanks Heron)

Roger update

Roger's latest project is Two/Three, which is Roger on piano, Paul vanDongen on cello, and Erin Lang on vocals. Check out the website for more info, including photos and a video clip from the recording sessions, the track list, insight into the songs, and some lyrics. They hope to release the album, Before, on Feb. 25th, 2010, to coincide with a special live performance in Toronto.

Erin's album, You Are Found, will be released on March 11th, 2010, on the 99X/10 label, which has been recently relaunched. And check out Erin live, every Tuesday from now through the end of December, at Le Dépanneur Café in Montreal.

The limited edition of the excellent Charlie Crow EP, Trains on Bridges, is available again in the store, along with The Synthesist t-shirts.

Daryl Bamonte update

Daryl has formed a new band with Christian Eigner (Depeche Mode) and Florian Kraemmer, called Compact Space. Their debut single, Push Push, is out now on iTunes and Amazon UK, and as a ringtone. Best of luck to you, DB! And a very Happy Birthday to you, too! Also, Bamonte Artist Management is now on Twitter.

New Cure calendar

Amazon UK has a new Cure 2010 calendar listed. (Thanks Aaron)