My girlfriend brought this to my attention, and then I heard it for myself. Have you heard that new Shout Out Louds song, "Tonight I Have to Leave It" (stream it on Myspace)? It's one of the most blatant Cure rip-offs I've heard. I mean, "In Between Days" is a great song and all, but this is like a Rutles parody. [Possibly worth noting, All Music accuses the Cure of stealing the bass line in "In Between Days" from Peter Hook of New Order]. As my friend Tony (a huge Cure fan) put it, he hopes Robert Smith grows to be 100 feet tall and steps on the Shout Out Louds.
Shout Out Louds play the LA Weekly's Detour Fest on 10/6.
The Cure plays the Hollywood Bowl on 10/14.