the cure

Fan Poll: The Cure's 5 greatest songs

From “Just like Heaven” to “Fascination Street” we ranked the five greatest songs from The Cure of all time. See which ones made the list.

See the setlist from the first night of the Cure’s 2023 North American tour

On May 10, the Cure kicked off their 2023 North American tour in New Orleans. See the full setlist, which includes songs from their wide discography.

Every the Cure album ranked: From worst to best

From classic records like Disintegration and Pornography to their latest album 4:13 Dream, we ranked every the Cure album, from worst to best.

Flashback: See AFI cover the Cure’s euphoric hit “Just Like Heaven” in 2007

Back in 2007, AFI covered the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” from their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me at Virgin Festival in Vancouver. Watch the video.

The Cure announce 2023 North American tour, their first run in seven years

The Cure announced a 2023 North American tour, kicking off this May. They’ll also play three nights at the Hollywood Bowl and Madison Square Garden.

15 '80s songs that need to be in Stranger Things season 5

Since its inception in 2016, Stranger Things has become a treasure trove for classic ‘80s songs. From bringing back the evocative sound of Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” to turning people into Metallica fans because of “Master of Puppets,” the showrunners have become adept at creating the perfect soundtrack for the show’s sci-fi horror […]

Catching up with the Beths, New Zealand indie poppers who beat out BLACKPINK for No. 1 on the charts

The Beths are reaching a larger audience within New Zealand and beyond. In their interview, the band discusses beating out BLACKPINK on the charts and more.

DE’WAYNE, Enumclaw and the 1975 are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from DE’WAYNE and more.

Architects’ “deep fake” is glitchy catharsis, DNCE cover Hilary Duff's “Come Clean” and more

The latest, from Architects to DNCE and more. This is our daily download of the essential news you need to know across music, culture and style.

These 15 songs took on completely new identities from their original demo

Demos are a great way for listeners to peer into the creative process of their favorite musicians. As an artist’s vision comes to fruition, demos serve as the solidified rough draft of a song. They can show us the painstaking mental labor that comes with writing new music. They also portray the auditory and lyrical […]

From Waterparks to the Regrettes, these 15 artists are influenced by blink-182

You could argue that blink-182 are one of the major reasons why pop punk exploded into the mainstream in the 2000s. Following Green Day’s release of Dookie in ‘94 and Weezer’s nerd-positive brand of rock, blink were the reason a lot of kids wanted to pick up guitars. It was through TRL hits such as […]

A history of horror punk, from the Damned and Misfits to Alkaline Trio

I Put A Spell On You: Horror-punk roots Horror punk? Well, the cheapest, tackiest horror films have always been part of the cultural detritus that’s informed the punk aesthetic. Think of Ramones’ ode to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, “Chain Saw.” Remember the bloody, dripping creature feature font adorning Iggy And The Stooges’ Raw Power […]

Toby Morse's 'One Life One Chance' is your new favorite podcast

Forming in the early 1990s, H2O released several acclaimed records that have gone on to inspire generations of artists with their fast, energetic music paired with vocalist Toby Morse’s emotional lyrics that tackle subjects such as family, loss, friendship and staying true to your roots. Additionally, Morse is an outspoken animal rights activist, using his […]

iDKHOW cover the Cure's "Boys Don't Cry" on 'RAZZMATAZZ (Deluxe Edition)'

iDKHOW, aka I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME, have released a deluxe version of their 2020 debut LP, Razzmatazz. They also released a cover of the Cure‘s “Boys Don’t Cry.” In addition, the group released a reimagined version of “New Invention” with help from Tessa Violet. Read more: These 11 punk albums from […]

CHVRCHES return to their dark side on fourth album 'Screen Violence'

“You’re literally witnessing the first time we’ve all been in the same room in a while,” Martin Doherty of Glasgow synth-based band CHVRCHES says over Zoom. He shares the foreground of the screen with vocalist Lauren Mayberry while Iain Cook takes a backseat in between. The band are set to release their fourth LP, Screen […]

Weathers are “coming for ya” in their brand-new single “Karma”–listen

Alternative-rock quartet Weathers are back with their fourth and final single “Karma” from their forthcoming album, which they are exclusively premiering with AltPress. This track follows the release of “Rehab,” “Losing Blood” and “C’est la vie.” The fresh, euphoric instrumentals paired with melancholic lyrics are “for all the people who wronged you, didn’t believe in […]

AFI thrive under stylistic divergence and forge a new path on ‘Bodies’

AFI certainly know how to rouse suspense—just look back to the effective erasure of vocalist Davey Havok‘s existence prior to The Missing Man announcement… Still, when whispers of their 11th album began in 2019, nobody suspected that it would take two years to actualize. Of course, we didn’t suspect that a pandemic was in the cards […]

10 alternative bands who are refreshing the genre outside of the U.S.

Early emo artists crammed into Washington, D.C. basements, while punk rockers destroyed small California clubs. Grunge blew up in the Pacific Northwest, but it all spread across the world. Alternative rock, whatever form it comes in, isn’t just a staple of Western culture. It’s universal.  Visiting Seoul? Check out a local indie band in a […]
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