Monday, July 23, 2012

The Cure to head to the studio to record new album with new guitarist Reeves Gabrels, plus new Cure remix album featuring Mogwai, Curve

The Cure have been doing a ton of summer shows in Europe, including stops in Spain and France. Posted in fansite, A Chain of Flowers, Robert Smith said “We’ve got a month off between now and the next festival in Vienna, in Austria, and we will be recording. The Cure, as a band, with this lineup, will record for the first time.”

Robert also spoke of a possible remix album featuring the likes of Mogwai remixing Faith and Cranes doing one as well. This follows 1990's remix album Mixed Up, which included the hit single Never Enough, and also included remixes of classic songs such as Love Song, Close to Me, A Forest, and Fascination Street among others. I, for one, cannot wait to see which songs they take on on this one. Previously the Cure did release a remix EP entitled Hypnagogic States, which included remixes from the first four singles off thier 4:13 Dream album released in 2008. It features bands such as 65 Days of Static, 30 Seconds to Mars, Fall Out Boy, AFI and My Chemical Romance remixing songs from The Cure. I look forward to this new one and I hope they continue to do great things. Here is a quote from Robert Smith about the new remix album:

 “There will be a Mixed Up 2 album coming out, probably this side of Christmas. Mixed Up 2. I’ve given songs to groups I really love, like Mogwai, Cranes and some other people. I thought the best thing to do would be to have some new remasters, but rather than by producers, I think that having groups that you love remix your songs is a much more interesting idea than producers remixing your songs. So Mixed Up 2 will be our favorite bands remixing Cure songs. It’s good. It’ll be this Christmas. Mogwai are doing ‘Faith.’ So good. It’ll be really good. Cure fans will love it.”

Roger O'Donnel had doubt about the new remix album, as per his response on Twitter.  “hahahahahahahahahaha might be a little difficult as we are all going on holiday!” but Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite did confirm to Chain of Flowers that his band is remixing “Faith”

We're going to have to wait and see what happens. In the meantime I will leave you with some classic Cure remixes.

A Forest (Blank and Jones mix)

Freakshow (Wolves at the Gates mix)...this was from Jade Puget of AFI/Blaqk Audio:

Love Song extended mix:

The Walk (everything mix):

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