The Cure's Robert Smith Tells Fans Not to Buy New Remix EP

The Cure's Robert Smith Tells Fans Not to Buy New Remix EP
The Cure’s mascara-enhanced Robert Smith is urging fans not to buy the band’s 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 EP’s 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 that’s 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 AFI’s Jade Puget)
3. "Sleep When I’m 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”