Published Sep 17, 2008The Cures mascara-enhanced Robert Smith is urging fans not to buy the bands new remix EP, Hypnagogic States, on iTunes. However, it's not because it features emo re-workings by 30 Seconds to Mars, My Chemical Romance and Fall Out Boy but because of its cost. Smith has called the £7.99 ($15) price tag "absurd for a five-track EP, saying his record label has "fuck[ed] this up to another level.
Despite all the proceeds from the EPs sale going to the International Red Cross, Smith is calling for fans to wait for a cheaper edition of the release. "It's fab and the money... is going to a good cause but please only buy this five-track EP from iTunes when it is available for around £4.00 or less and you get the free [65 Days of Static] remix [as well], he wrote on the band's website, adding, "This is totally wrong. I really do fucking despair. (But thats just the way we like you Robert.)
On the website, Smith also confirmed that, contrary to our previous report, the Cure will now be releasing their new album, 4:13 Dream, on October 28 rather than October 13, adding once again another hold-up to the already long-delayed record.
Here is the tracklisting for Hypnagogic States:
1. "The Only One (Remixed by 30 Seconds to Mars)
2. "Freakshow (Remixed by AFIs Jade Puget)
3. "Sleep When Im Dead (Remixed by Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance and Julien-K)
4. "The Perfect Boy (Remixed by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Patrick Stump)
5. "Exploding Head Syndrome" (All four singles remixed by 65 Days Of Static)
The Cure "Freakshow