Friday, April 12, 2024

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Cure featured on Pointless

The Cure featured on UK Quiz show Pointless today.

Cure segment starts about 25 minutes into the program.

(Thanks Matt)

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The Top picture disc for RSD

It's out April 20th for Record Store Day. Photo from Bear Tree Records.

New Cure Funko Pop

Update: HMV too.

Also up at Hot Topic with a shipping date of April 30th - May 10th.

Preorder is up at Entertainment Earth too. They have it listed for a May release,

Cure: Disintegration Funko POP! Album currently listed for a July 10th release.

Amazon US -
Amazon Canada -

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

More about Simon's visit to Miss Lizzie's

From The Herald News:

Goth-rock music icon visits a Fall River's 'haunted' cafe for coffee and ghost stories

Ashley Schuler The Herald News

FALL RIVER — The perfect cure for the mid-week blues walked into Miss Lizzie's Coffee last Wednesday.

Simon Gallup, legendary bassist for 1980s British goth rock band The Cure, paid a special visit to the quirky cafe recently for a "wonderful time" with his family, according to Joe Pereira, owner of Miss Lizzie's. 

"He's probably one of the coolest guys I've ever met ... a class act," Pereira said. 

On Sunday, Miss Lizzie's shared a photo on their Facebook page featuring 63-year-old Gallup and Pereira's daughter Olivia Pereira, the general manager, inside the Lizzie Borden-themed Second Street shop.

So what brought the music icon to town? 

Gallup discovered Miss Lizzie's through a family member, who it turns out is good friends with Olivia and her brother. 

So Gallup's family arranged an after-hours visit to the Fall River shop during Gallup's recent trip to the United States. According to Pereira, he was headed home to England this past weekend. 

But not before enjoying some Miss Lizzie’s coffee — Gallup ordered a cappuccino with three shots of espresso — and chatting about the infamous Borden case, Fall River history and culture, and music, during his brief stop.

"We had a lot of fun. We laughed quite a bit about a few spooky ghost stories," Pereira said.

Lizzie Borden House, a bed and breakfast and museum at 230 Second St., is most well-known as the scene of the gruesome, and still unsolved, ax murders of Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother on Aug. 4, 1892.

But it's not the only Borden-related Second Street home with tales of the supernatural tied to its grim history.

Over 50 years prior to the Borden double murder, a tragic incident took place in the building next door to where Andrew, Abby, Lizzie and Emma would later settle — now occupied by Miss Lizzie's Coffee.

There, Eliza Darling Borden, Lizzie's great-aunt by marriage, drowned her two youngest children in the cellar cistern before taking her own life.  

Upon learning of the building's past, Pereira said Gallup asked if Miss Lizzie's employees were ever afraid of being left alone. Staff shared their spooky encounters.

Gallup was also spotted at the Lizzie Borden House, and Pereira said he visited a few other city spots while in the area.

According to Pereira, his daughter Olivia is a huge fan of The Cure — who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019 and are best known for hits "It's Friday I'm in Love," "Lovesong," and "Just Like Heaven" — so Gallup's pop-in was just like a dream. 

Even if it wasn't Friday, was Gallup in love with Fall River? Pereira said he seemed impressed.

"He's a very nice person, very down-to-earth, a very quiet, private person, but just wonderful. And he enjoyed being in Fall River," Pereira said.

"He really liked the artistic vibe that Fall River has," Pereira said. 

He noted that Gallup admired the paintings by local artists that hang in Miss Lizzie's shop as well as the larger-than-life mural of the shop's namesake, the work of city native William Silvia, that graces the shop window.

According to Pereira, it was a good day for the coffee shop and the city.

"It's really nice to have people like that coming to Fall River, supporting us, supporting the community," Pereira said. "This city has a lot to offer, and I think it's nice for people like that to come and see that we have great talent here too."

The Cure member left his mark on the staff at Miss Lizzie's in more ways than one, even signing the shop's guest book on his way out.

According to Pereira, Gallup isn't the only notable person who has paid a visit to Miss Lizzie's since opening this past fall. And he said he's recently received calls from a couple of "Hollywood people," an actor and producer, interested in featuring Miss Lizzie's Coffee shop for potential projects.

'Paris' (Robert's version) enters the Billboard Top Album Sales chart at #45

From Forbes:

The Cure Returns To The Billboard Charts With A Fan Favorite

The Cure hasn’t released a new album of original material in well over a decade. That sad fact hasn’t kept fans from supporting the group in a number of ways, including buying a recently re-released take on a live recording that is clearly a favorite among their followers.

Simon visited Miss Lizzie's Coffee in Massachusetts

From Fun107:

Fall River’s Miss Lizzie’s Coffee Gets Visit From The Cure’s Bassist Simon Gallup

On Wednesday, April 3, Fall River experienced a special visit from Simon Gallup, the acclaimed bassist of the legendary 1980s English rock band The Cure.

His stop at Miss Lizzie’s Coffee on Second Street made a lasting impression on the local community, especially General Manager Olivia Pereira, who was delighted to welcome the music icon.

Pereira, already acquainted with a family member of Gallup, had previously discussed his interest in visiting the cozy coffee shop.

Gallup called ahead to ensure a quiet visit after closing hours, and got to sit down with the Pereira family over a hot cup of cappuccino with an extra shot of espresso as they shared laughter over spooky stories.

Joe Pereira, owner of Miss Lizzie’s and a Fall River native, enjoyed Gallup's friendly demeanor and down-to-earth personality, as he shared stories about Fall River's infamous figure, Lizzie Borden.

Lol watched the eclipse at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

'Funeral Party' included on new compilation

From Ghost Cult Mag:

Cherry Red Records are preparing to release a 4 CD compilation of darkwave, ethereal rock, and coldwave classics, titled No Songs Tomorrow. The collection – due May 31st – will include songs from 1981 – 1990, featuring artists such as The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Clan Of Xymox, Cocteau Twins, Soft Cell, Tones On Tail, In The Nursery, Attrition, Iron Curtain, Alien Sex Fiend, Cranes, Kirlian Camera, Neon, and more.