Thursday, July 7, 2016

Pearl on Gonjasufi's new album

From Stereogum:

"The mystical Californian bass music enigma Gonjasufi tends to go quiet for long periods of time, and we haven’t heard anything from him since his 2012 album MU.ZZ.LE. But he’s just announced that he’ll release his new album Callus next month (out 8/19 on Warp), and it’ll feature Pearl Thompson, former guitarist of the Cure, on a few tracks. First single “Maniac Depressant” is a short burst of moody, gothic psychedelia, and you can hear it below." (Thanks @is_maith_liom)

The Cure live in Frankfurt (Oct. 29th, 1987)

Thanks Julien

Cure Tour 2016 attendance and gross sales

Update (07/07/16): Added the NYC numbers.

Update (06/30/16): Added St. Paul and Montreal numbers.

From BillboardBiz:

May 10th, 2016 - New Orleans, LA
Attendance: 6,081(Sold Out)
Gross sales: $315,052

May 11th, 2016 - New Orleans, LA
Attendance: 6,081(Sold Out)
Gross sales: $315,052

May 13th, 2016 - Austin, TX
Attendance: 11,938 (Sold Out)
Gross sales: $531,280

May 14th, 2016 - Houston, TX
Attendance: 12,162 (Sold Out)
Gross sales: $600,375

May 15th, 2016 - Dallas, TX
Attendance: 14,176 / Capacity: 14, 299
Gross sales: $640,558

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Vinyl reissues delayed until Sept. 6th

Amoeba confirms that the vinyl reissues of the first 6 albums have been delayed from July 15th to Sept. 6th. (Thanks Aaron)

Cure Tour 2016 article

Hank Donovan wrote a really nice article on rediscovering The Cure and getting to see them twice on the current tour. Here's a couple of excerpts, but go to Effects Bay for the full story:

"They started the tour in New Orleans. I was able to purchase tickets for my wife and I at the Hollywood Bowl (excited to see this show in a such a historical venue). I figured if I see the set list (via – amazing site for the obsessed) in New Orleans, I would get an idea on what songs to expect for our show weeks later. They played 2 nights in New Orleans, and the sets were SO different. Okay.. they must be playing a Set A and Set B for each show. Both sets were awesome, so I was excited for either one. Then they played Texas.. different set. What.. is going on? By the time they played the Hollywood Bowl, they played 70 distinct songs on this tour. They were playing B-Sides, rarities, the hits.. old and new. It was clear, this was going to be a tour for the fans.


The show gave me a melancholy feeling though – and not because it’s the Cure. The crowd all had smiles. Everyone was singing along. So much love focused to the band. The melancholy feeling was.. is this the last Cure tour? It felt like a “last blast” for the fans. I didn’t want it to end. But then again, I’ve thought it was the end.. since 1989 and they always seem to continually bring it."  (Thanks Reeves)

The Twilight Sad thank The Cure

From The Twilight Sad's website:

Hi everyone,

It's been over a week since we played the last gig of the North American tour with The Cure. I've now had some time to let the experience sink in a bit (I don't think it ever truly will tbh) and wanted to write a quick message of thanks. I'll try to keep it brief as I could write for days about how great an experience it was. Here goes.......

First of all I don't think we could say "Thank You" enough to The Cure for the opportunity. We were treated so well by the band and their crew. Their words of encouragement and faith in what we do by giving us the opportunity to play these prestigious gigs is something that we'll never forget or take for granted. The whole experience was inspiring. Each night once we packed up after our set and took five minutes to relax I headed out to watch The Cure's show. They played a different set every night and this in turn (plus some inspiring words from Robert) encouraged us to do the same.

I want to thank our crew: Chris, Andy, JP, Ray and our driver V. Without these amazing people we cannot do what we do.

Being able to share this experience with our friends, family and people who have helped/supported the band over the years was a wonderful thing.

To all the people that were introduced to our music I thank you for all the nice messages you sent and that I'd see after our set or wake up to in the morning. We met so many good people and many new friendships were made over the past 8 weeks.

Having Simon wear our t shirt and Robert's kind words about our band before dedicating "A Forest" to us on the last night was the icing on the cake of what was a great tour.

All the best to you and yours



p.s Lets do it all again in Europe.