Saturday, August 9, 2014

"I grew up listening to a lot of The Cure"

In this interview (7 minutes in) with Consequence of Sound, the awesome Jenny Lee Lindberg from Warpaint (also awesome) once again mentions her love of The Cure.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Thursday, August 7, 2014

NME's 100 Most Influential Artists

The Cure are #99 on NME's 100 Most Influential Artists list:

99. The Cure. “Goth band” – but were they? Alright, so Robert has worn his best Krusty slap since year zero, but much more than being mardy, he will be remembered as one of the greatest texture-makers in British music. Atmospheric was his middle name, whether that was upbeat or down, hence why he is a godfather to Mogwai and The Shins as much as Warpaint and The Horrors. (Thanks Vincent)

Minnie Driver covers 'Close To Me'

Original story (08/06/13): On a tip from @ttocsremmus, I'm watching The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight, and he & Minnie Driver are talking about The Cure quite a bit. Both saying how much they love The Cure. Minnie is talking about her upcoming covers album and will be doing her cover of 'Close To Me' tonight. Craig asks Minnie if she's ever met Robert, she says no, but Craig says he has (and here's proof, Robert & Craig on Jukebox Jury - Thanks Aaron). Lots of really nice talk about the band and Robert. So for those of you on the west coast, tune in to The Late, Late Show tonight.

Update: The episode has been added to their website. Watch here (segment starts at the 20:00 mark). And here's video of Minnie covering it at a club in Hollywood 2 months ago.

Update (08/07/14): It's been a year, but now that album is coming out on Oct. 7th. Here's the Amazon US link, and a brief article at the AV Club. (Thanks David)