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NEW YORK — The Cure’s long-in-the-works new album, “4:13 Dream,” is slated for an Oct. 14 U.S. release via Suretone/Geffen. The set, which was first expected out in summer 2007, has been preceded by the release of singles on the 13th day of each of the past four months.
Those tracks — “The Only One,” “Freakshow,” “Sleep When I’m Dead” and “The Perfect Boy” — also will be the subject of a remix EP dubbed “Hypnagogic States” and due Sept. 13.
30 Seconds to Mars, AFI’s Jade Puget, My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump and 65 Days Of Static handled the remixes, royalties from which will be donated to the Red Cross.
“Freakshow” and “The Only One” bounce with the effervescent energy of the band’s pop hits, while more menacing tracks like “Sleep When I’m Dead” and “Baby Rag Dog Book” wield a rawer, guitar-driven gusto.
Now, frontman Robert Smith just has to finish piecing it all together. “I’ve gone through so many revisions, probably more than all of the other records put together,” he said.
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