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Cursive back w/ original drummer & Mike Mogis for new LP, share song, touring

Cursive

Cursive have been busy over the past few years with stuff like launching their own record label and playing The Ugly Organ in full, and frontman Tim Kasher has also been busy with stuff like releasing a new solo album and film, and releasing a new Good Life album, but Cursive haven’t released their own new album since 2012’s I Am Gemini. That finally changes this year, with the release of new album Vitriola on October 5 via the band’s label, 15 Passengers (pre-order).

This is Cursive’s first album with original drummer Clint Schnase and longtime co-producer Mike Mogis since 2006’s Happy Hollow (Clint had been replaced by Cully Symington, who is now in Beach Slang). They also brought in touring cellist Megan Siebe, making this Cursive’s first album with cello since The Ugly Organ. The first single is “Life Savings,” which kind of sounds like a cross between the more frantic sounds of earlier Cursive and the more subdued sound of the last couple Cursive albums. “I was really wanting to go back to that raw emotional feeling that I used to get, how I wrote the first couple Cursive records when I was a younger man,” Tim Kasher told NPR. “I would suggest that that was a little bit easier this time, with so much avarice and bile that we were all experiencing. [It] felt natural for me to just go with that.” Listen below.

Cursive are playing The Fest in Gainesville this October. More tour dates presumably TBA.

UPDATE: Cursive announced a fall tour with support from Meat Wave and Campdogzz (who are signed to Cursive’s label), including a NYC show at Irving Plaza on November 7. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 10 at 10 AM, with various presales starting Thursday, August 9 at 10 AM. Cursive also play Asbury Park’s Stone Pony on November 4 (tickets), Long Island’s Amityville Music Hall on November 6 (tickets), and more. See all of their upcoming dates below.

Meanwhile, Campdogzz’s own tour hits NYC TONIGHT (8/8) at Union Pool with Wilder Maker and Prima (tickets).

Tracklist
1. Free To Be Or Not To Be You And Me
2. Pick Up The Pieces
3. It’s Gonna Hurt
4. Under The Rainbow
5. Remorse
6. Ouroboros
7. Everending
8. Ghost Writer
9. Life Savings
10. Noble Soldier/Dystopian Lament

Cursive: 2018 Tour
Thu-Oct-18 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
Fri-Oct-19 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
Sat-Oct-20 Louisville, KY @ Headliners*
Sun-Oct-21 Nashville, TN @ Basement East*
Tue-Oct-23 Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury*
Wed-Oct-24 Tampa, FL @ PRE FEST 6
Thu-Oct-25 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room^
Fri-Oct-26 Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 17
Sat-Oct-27 Orlando, FL @ The Social^
Sun-Oct-28 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits*
Tue-Oct-30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
Wed-Oct-31 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground*
Thu-Nov-01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
Fri-Nov-02 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club#
Sat-Nov-03 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
Sun-Nov-04 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony*
Tue-Nov-06 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*
Wed-Nov-07 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Thu-Nov-08 Boston, MA @ Paradise*
Fri-Nov-09 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom*
Sat-Nov-10 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall*
Sun-Nov-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater#
Mon-Nov-12 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
Tue-Nov-13 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
Wed-Nov-14 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
Thu-Nov-15 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall^
Fri-Nov-16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
Sat-Nov-17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
Sun-Nov-18 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*

* Meat Wave, Campdogzz support
^ Campdogzz supports
# Meat Wave supports

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