NOW READING: The Latest On … The Cure, Cat Power, The xx and More

An old press photo of The Cure

Here are this afternoon’s top stories:

  • Matthew Herbert spoke to FACT
  • Four Tet shared his 10 Favorite Sample Flips with Egotrip
  • The Quietus looked at how metalheads learned to love Morrissey and The Smiths
  • Kid 606 readied a new record for a September release
  • Baroness are recovering from a tour bus accident overseas
  • James Pants and Japandroids lent some lists to Dusted
  • Dummy spent some time in the studio with Darkstar
  • Blur rushed a digital release of what may be their last live show
  • Justice dissed button-pushing DJs
  • Adweek discussed how its industry killed dubstep
  • Afrika Bambaataa was appointed a visiting scholar position at Cornell
  • Exclaim explained the evolution of Cat Power 
  • Gorilla vs. Bear shared some Polaroid shots from the Øya Festival
  • Stereogum rated The Cure, from their worst records to their best
  • Prefix examined the Top 10 Lyrics on Bright Eyes’ Lifted… album
  • The xx landed a cover story with The FADER
  • Drowned in Sound interviewed The Raveonettes
  • MNDR broke her long-awaited debut LP down track by track for Spin
  • Paste spent an evening with FIDLAR
  • Boyz Noize and Bon Iver are among the guests on the next P.O.S. album
  • Tiny Mix Tapes talked to director Todd Solondz
  • The A.V. Club reviewed this year’s Gathering of the Juggalos
  • David Bowie and Kate Bush turned down a chance to perform at the Olympic’s closing ceremony
  • Simon Reynolds weighed in on the rise of EDM
  • Karen O, Robert Smith and Passion Pit contributed to the Frankenweenie soundtrack