So exciting! Yesterday I received word that there's going to be a two-disc Cure tribute released on October 28. Called Perfect As Cats: a tribute to The Cure, it functions as a benefit for the Invisible Children organization. Artists getting their goth on include the Dandy Warhols, Kaki King, Indian Jewelry, Voyager One, Mariee Sioux and more! Full tracklist after the jump, but for your listening pleasure, snag Bat for Lashes' cover of "A Forest." Her Fur and Gold CD was one of my favorites last year, so this song makes me mad stoked. See the Donnie Darko-esque video after the MP3 too.
Oh, and the Cure's new record is now supposedly coming out October 13, and a four-song remix EP called Hypnagogic States is out September 13. Listen to new song "The Perfect Boy" at its Web site link. They have a ton of new singles out, although not being played on the radio (check out Robert Smith's hilarious commentary HERE and HERE.)MP3: Bat for Lashes, "A Forest" (Cure cover)
Perfect As Cats: a tribute to The Cure Disc one: Xu Xu Fang "Fascination Street" Bat For Lashes "A Forest" Hecuba "Killing An Arab" Astrid Quay (of Winter Flowers) "The Caterpillar" Indian Jewelry "The Walk" Rainbow Arabia "Six Different Ways" We Are The World "Why Can't I Be You?" blackblack "In Between Days" Rio en Medio "Pictures of You" Gangi "Fire In Cairo" Joker's Daughter "Kyoto Song" Aquaserge with Laure Briard "10.15 Saturday Night" (in French) The Muslims "Grinding Halt" Voyager One "M" Ex-Reverie "The Hanging Garden" Caroline Weeks (of Bat For Lashes) "The Drowning Man" Devastations "All Cats Are Gray"
Disc 2 The Dandy Warhols "Primary" Veil Veil Vanish "The Upstairs Room" Wolkfin (ex-Junior Senior) "Charlotte Sometimes" Army Navy "Jumping Someone Else's Train" Ich Bin Aiko "A Strange Day" Lemon Sun "The Exploding Boy" Corridor "The Kiss" Katrine Ottosen (CALLmeKAT) "The Love Cats" Silver Summit "A Night Like This" Mariee Sioux "Love Song" Kaki King "Close To Me" Buddy "Sugar Girl" Les Bicyclettes Blanches "Hot Hot Hot!" Tara Busch "Let's Go To Bed" Jesu "The Funeral Party" Sarabeth Tucek "Three Imaginary Boys" Lewis & Clarke "Disintegration"