The Cure / Play Out

I said last week that I was working on a Cure post to coincide with the 30th anniversary reissue of Wish… well this is not that. I haven’t had a chance to touch it – and probably won’t for a bit – so I will say thanks to the band for bailing me out by […]

The Cure – “High”

I had something I was working on to coincide with today’s release – finally! – of the deluxe reissue of The Cure’s Wish, but as long as they’ve taken to get it out apparently wasn’t quite long enough for me to finish. So, as a little stopgap while I get that done, here’s the video […]

Bauhaus – “Dark Entries”

Even though this is only the second Hallowe’en I’ve been doing this blog, I have not been judicious about keeping content aside for the holiday because I’ve already gone through the lowest of hanging fruit. Thankfully, you don’t have to dig too deep into the Bauhaus catalog to find something suitably spooky and seasonal, so […]

The Cure / Trilogy

Today was always going to be a Cure day with the 30th anniversary reissue of Wish originally scheduled for today, but the street date has been pushed back to November 25, when the vinyl was originally scheduled to come out. But with that also being the Black Friday Record Store Day, and a special picture […]

Just Mustard – “Still”

A couple of true things about Dundalk, Ireland’s Just Mustard. One, that’s a bad band name. Sorry. Second, while a lot of adjectives apply – shoegaze, goth, electronic, industrial, post-punk – they all combine quite nicely on the band’s second record Heart Under for a decidedly discomfiting – in the best way – listening experience. […]

Cocteau Twins – “Crushed”

One of the great things about a band with the longevity and prolificness as Cocteau Twins is that even 25 years after they disbanded, there is still more of their music to be discovered. The flip side of that is that finding this new music can be maddening. For example, the song “Crushed”, which appears […]