|Ted Stevens, Tim Kasher and Matt Maginn are Cursive.|
Cursive was in the studio recently, and now they have a new record.
It’s a concept album called “I Am Gemini” about twin brothers Cassius and Pollock that were separated at birth. The album will be out Feb. 21 on Saddle Creek Records.
“One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul, played out with a cast of supporting characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils, and twin sisters conjoined at the head,” read a press release.
I last talked to Tim Kasher when the band was in the middle of making the record.
“It’s going really well,” he said back in August, right before the band played Maha Music Festival. “We’re done with all of the basic tracking with drums and bass and my guitar and keys and various odds and ends. I’m working on vocals nightly and Teddy’s working on guitar.”
The record was produced and mixed with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Ladyfinger), who also worked with Kasher on his “Bigamy” EP.
“This is kind of my year of working with Matt Bayles,” Kasher said.
Since it’s a concept album, Kasher apparently wrote the tracks in order. A press release said it’s the heaviest Cursive album in years.
The band’s set to head out on tour just before the record is released, with a finale date in Omaha.
Track listing for “I Am Gemini:”
1. This House Alive
2. Warmer Warmer
3. The Sun and Moon
4. Drunken Birds
5. Lullaby for No Name
6. Double Dead
8. Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton
10. This House a Lie
11. The Cat and Mouse
12. A Birthday Bash
13. Eulogy for No Name
Cursive tour dates:
FEB. 12 – DENVER, CO LARIMER LOUNGE
FEB. 14 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUGE
FEB. 15 – BOISE, ID NEUROLUX
FEB. 17 – SEATTLE, WA NEUMO’S
FEB. 18 – VANCOUVER, BC MEDIA CLUB
FEB. 19 – PORTLAND, OR BUNK BAR
FEB. 24 – LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR
FEB. 25 – POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE
FEB. 26 – SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH
FEB. 27 – TEMPE, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM
FEB. 28 – ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD
MAR. 3 – OMAHA, NE SLOWDOWN