Robert Smith Of The Cure’s Remix Of Ride’s ‘Vapour Trail’ Is A Sad Bastard Perfect Storm

Why are British people so great at creating dreamy, swirling sad bastard music? Is it in the water?

The collective discographies of both shoegaze giants Ride and no-qualifier-needed giants The Cure are a testament to the how wonderfully sad inhabitants of that brilliantly mopey little island can get. But in case you needed a reminder, Robert Smith of The Cure just dropped a (great) remix of “Vapour Trail,” one of Ride’s biggest hits. Get your fall going right and give a listen to the track up top.

Smith remixed the track to hype up the 25th anniversary re-release of Ride’s landmark album Nowhere. Though they won’t be featured on the re-release, a quick look at the cover art makes it seem like we might get a few more remixes from Smith before it’s all said and done. Which is awesome, because his take on “Trail” is fantastic.

Listen to the original and check out Ride’s reunion tour dates below:

Ride Tour Dates:

10-11 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
10-12 Norwich, England – University of East Anglia
10-14 Brixton, England – O2 Academy Brixton
10-15 Liverpool, England – O2 Academy Liverpool
10-17 Bristol, England – Anson Rooms
10-18 Newcastle, England – O2 Academy Newcastle
10-19 Edinburgh, Scotland – Corn Exchange
10-21 Nottingham, England – Rock City
10-22 Birmingham, England – The Institute
11-06 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
11-07 Austin, TX – Fun Fun Fun Festival
11-09 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
11-10 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
11-12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
11-14 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
11-15 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
11-16 Seattle, WA – Neptune
11-17 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
11-19 Honolulu, HI – The Republik
11-24 Osaka, Japan – Namba Hatch
11-25 Tokyo, Japan – Zepp Divercity
11-27-29 Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Clockenflap Festival
11-28-29 Singapore, Singapore – Neon Lights Festival

(Via Pitchfork)