Robert Smith has been talking about The Cure's "dark" and "intense" new album for most of this year, and he's gotten more specific in an interview with Spanish site Zócalo. There are actually three new albums on the way. “The first will be the one that we will release very soon," says Smith (via Google Translate). "I think that the first single, or the whole album, will come out this Christmas, or a little earlier. It has the title of Live From The Moon and it will surely change its name.”

As for the other two, what we can glean from Google's nuance-free translation, is that the second will have “much freer pieces and with a more pronounced, stronger sound...And that to record them has to be live, yes, with that experience of putting together a concept based on the interpretation of the moment." The third will be "a noise disc, with different aspects and environments, all based on experiences on a stage or on my paths, in situations where noise is present and to which we are so accustomed that we don’t pay attention.” Stay tuned for more, hopefully from a source that hasn't been translated from English to another language and back again.

The Cure are in North America now, having played ACL Fest over the weekend. They play Mexico CIty tonight (10/8) before returning to Austin for ACL Weekend 2.