Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cure Christmas & Birthday cards

Went to see Jesus & Mary Chain last night, and they were selling these Christmas cards at their merch table. An investigation into who made them lead to Piper Gates Design. And that lead to the discovery that they also make cards for other bands, including The Cure. Here's the Cure Christmas and Birthday cards.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pearl & Lol in L.A. tonight

••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• PEARL THOMPSON ///EXHIBITION /// ARTWORK /// PAINTINGS /// + \\\ DEC 16TH - JAN 8 /// ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• LOL TOLHURST \\\ USA "CURED" BOOK EVENT /// + \\\ DECEMBER 16TH /// 8 PM ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• LETHAL AMOUNTS (213) 265-7452 + 1226 W 7TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90017 ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• +++
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Pearl's artwork will be on display at Lethal Amounts in Los Angeles from Dec. 16th - Jan. 8th. And on opening night, Dec. 16th, Lol will be there for a 'Cured' book signing event starting at 8 PM. Facebook event page

After that, head next door to Monty Bar for the after party featuring The Curse. From the Facebook event page:

"Lethal Amounts proudly presents the Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson gallery event official after party!

Join us for ‘a night like this’ with live music from The Curse, LA’s finest Cure tribute band since 2003.

The night begins with a live reading from Lol Tolhurst’s “Cured”memoir and an exhibition of Pearl Thompsons art displayed at Lethal Amounts Gallery starting at 8pm. Lol and Pearl will then do a meet & greet signing for fans to close out the gallery event.

The night continues next door at Monty Bar with a live performance from THE CURSE who will play a very special set consisting of select tracks of The Cure’s back catalogue (the Lol Tolhurst & Pearl Thompson eras)

If you attended Lol Tolhurst's DJ set the Monty Bar in May you recall how great that was; trust us, you won’t want to miss this very special night celebrating the legacy of two influential musicians/artists!

The event is Free
21 + to enter

We expect to hit full capacity so come early and stay late.

For more info on the artists please visit
IG - @lol.tolhurst
IG - @p.e.a.r.l.thompson

For more info on The Curse please visit

Friday December 16, 2016
Monty Bar
1222 W. 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017"

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Another Cure photo book coming soon

From First Third Books:

"We are delighted to announce 'The Cure – Standing Still' for publication in 2017.

For the last 18 months we have been working closely with celebrated music photographer Paul Cox, sorting through and carefully scanning his incredible photographic archive. From 1981 to 2009, Paul worked with Robert Smith and the band on a diverse range of shoots including privately assigned projects, sessions for press use, and promotional sessions for new releases. Paul attended and covered video shoots and a great many private projects, the results of which show him to be an almost official photographer to The Cure. The vast majority of these images have never been published – so this sanctioned and approved limited edition photographic biography, containing over 250 photos from 35 photo sessions will be a unique and important record of such an iconic and timeless band.

We will announce further details for 'The Cure – Standing Still' early in 2017. Please join our Facebook community to keep up to date with news."

Thanks, Colm.

The Twilight Sad's photo diary from the tour

From NME:

Take a peak behind the scenes of the one finest live events of 2016

Having pulled off one of the marathon live shows of the year, The Cure‘s world tour has come to an end. Now The Twilight Sad, who were handpicked by the band to support them at each and every show, have shared a photo diary of their life of the road with the band.

“I asked The Twilight Sad to join us on The Cure Tour 2016 because they are the best band playing the best songs – consistently brilliant, emotional, intense, inspiring, entertaining,” said frontman Robert Smith  – who also covered their track ‘There’s A Girl In The Corner’. “They have added immeasurably to this year’s live experience – for fans, crew and Cure band alike… and it turns out they are the best people too! I can’t thank them enough.”

See the photos at NME.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Lol in Memphis (Dec. 11th, 2016)

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We're hanging out in #memphis today at @laurelwoodbooks. Come down and say hi!

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'A Forest' on 'Westworld'

Watch the scene here (updated to a better version).

Update (Dec. 11th, 2016): Full soundtrack is now available - Amazon / iTunes. Thanks, Josh.

Soundwaves Art fundraiser

From Soundwaves:

Limited edition artwork by Tim Wakefield.

Created by digitally manipulating, shaping and coloring sound waves generated in the studio recording of legendary songs. Signed by collaborating music icons.

Artwork featured here is benefiting a number of incredible charities chosen by the musicians through Wakefield's own Soundwaves Art Foundation. (see more below.) Each artwork is hand signed by the musicians and the artist and numbered with a certificate of authenticity.

$400 The Cure

2016 sees the 40th Anniversary of The Cure's formation. One the the world's most enduring bands selling an estimated 27 million albums, they were voted best British Band at the 1991 Brit Awards. Robert Smith chose "Underneath The Stars," for his artwork. Robert signed 50 prints on archival paper in 2009. These prints are now extremely limited. Printed on fine art paper. 28 x 28 inches.

2 out of 10 claimed
Estimated delivery: December 2016