Entries tagged with: Cursive
by Andrew Sacher
Tim Kasher in Brooklyn in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Old Point Light Records' "Fourward" series is a series of compilation albums that benefit the American Cancer Society and Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. The third installment is out now and features rare and previously-unreleased material from Cursive frontman Tim Kasher, Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan, Travis Dopp of Small Brown Bike, Gordon Withers of Office of Future Plans, Dischord supergroup Alarms & Controls, ex-Indian Summer duo Ghost Trees and more.
UPDATE: As a commenter pointed out, Chuck Ragan is actually on volume two.
You can stream it on Spotify and purchase it on iTunes, and a free download of Tim Kasher's contribution, "This Again," is premiering in this post. It's a pretty stripped down song as far as Tim Kasher contributions go, but even with minimal layering his unmistakable theatricality is all over it. Check it out.
Meanwhile, Cursive are reissuing The Ugly Organ and playing with a cellist on their upcoming tour that's set to pull heavily from the Ugly Organ era. That tour hits NYC on March 10 & 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows are still available. Tim's other band The Good Life are touring too but not hitting NYC.
Stream Tim's new track and download it for free below...
Cursive at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Cursive have yet to announce a followup to 2012's I Am Gemini, but they'll be celebrating the past with a reissue of 2003's excellent cello-fueled The Ugly Organ on November 24 via longtime label home Saddle Creek. They'll also be touring in 2015 and are promising a set with material from all of their albums, but that pulls heavily from The Ugly Organ. And they'll be joined by a cellist for the Ugly Organ-era songs. That tour includes NYC shows happening on March 10 & 11 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets for those shows go on sale Friday (10/17) at noon.
Earlier this year, Cursive spinoff The White Octave reissued an album too.
UPDATE: The full tour was announced. All dates are listed, with the reissue tracklist and a couple Ugly Organ videos, below...
As mentioned, The White Octave -- the band formed by original Cursive member Steve Pederson after leaving that band but before forming Criteria -- are reissuing their debut LP, 2000's Style No. 6312, on September 16 via Broken Circles (it originally came out on Deep Elm). We recently posted the video for "Looking Past Sky," which was left off the original LP and included on Emo Diaries instead but will be on the reissue, and now we've got a stream of the full remastered reissue premiering in this post.
Check it out below...
by Andrew Sacher
The White Octave was the short-lived band formed by original Cursive member Steve Pederson after leaving that band in 1998, and before he formed Criteria (who like Cursive, are/were on Saddle Creek). Their debut LP, 2000's Style No. 6312 which originally came out on Deep Elm, is getting a reissue this year via Broken Circles (Bloom, Of Sinking Ships) on September 16 (pre-order). It's being remastered by Bob Weston, who originally recorded the album, and the reissue will include the track "Looking Past Sky," which was cut from the 2000 release of the LP and was featured on the fifth installment of Deep Elm's Emo Diaries series. Ahead of the reissue, that song was given video treatment compiled from footage of their 2001 tour shot by Scott Behr. The video premieres in this post and can be watched below.
The band's only live date at the moment is Hopscotch Festival. Video below...
Tim Kasher w/ Cursive at House of Vans in 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Cursive frontman Tim Kasher will release his second solo album, Adult Film, on October 8 via Saddle Creek. The album features contributions from Nate Kinsella (Birthmark, Joan of Arc) and Laura Stevenson. You can check out the album art and tracklist below.
Tim will also be touring the US and Canada around the time of the album's release with collaborator Laura Stevenson (whose own new album, Wheel, came out earlier this year via Don Giovanni) supporting him at the shows. The tour rolls into Brooklyn on November 6 at The Bell House. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
All tour dates are listed, along with the album art and tracklist, below...
Tim Kasher w/ Cursive at House of Vans in August (more by Ryan Muir)
Cursive/The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher, who also has a solo LP to his name, has announced a few Northeast US dates that he'll be playing this March. Two of those dates are in the NYC area, including Knitting Factory Brooklyn on March 14 and Maxwell's on March 15. Tickets for the Knitting Factory show and the Maxwell's show are on sale now.
A list of all dates and the video for "Cold Love" from his solo LP, The Game of Monogamy, are below...
photos by Debi Del Grande
Atlas Sound / Dinosaur Jr. / crowd
LA's FYF Fest wrapped up on Sunday (9/2) after kicking off one day earlier. Sunday's portion of the fest gave us sets by Yeasayer, Dinosaur Jr., American Nightmare, Atlas Sound, Wild Nothing, Desaparecidos (Conor Oberst's old band who reformed this year), Paul Banks, Ceremony, Cursive, and many more.
Pictures of day 1 are HERE and more pics of day 2 are below.
Baroness at Terminal 5 in May (more by Joe McCabe)
Earlier this week, we posted an update from Baroness showing that things were looking upwards for the band. Unfortunately though, with two members having broken vertebrae and frontman John Baizely having a broken arm and leg, it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Baroness have in fact cancelled some of their upcoming North American tour dates, including their NYC show at House of Vans and LA's FYF Fest. They will not be replaced on the House of Vans lineup, which happens on August 29 and now just includes Turbonegro, Doomriders, and Nightbirds. This is a bummer but it makes sense that the band takes the time they need to recover, and we wish them a speedy and successful recovery!
Meanwhile, FYF Fest, which Wild Flag also dropped off of, recently expanded its lineup. It now features The Faint (who just announced they'll be reissuing Danse Macabre and touring the album), Glass Candy, King Tuff, and newcomers The Orwells. Tickets for FYF Fest are still available. The updated lineup and flier are below.
photos by Ryan Muir
Cursive/Titus/Crowd, House of Vans 8/16/2012
It was another packed, sweaty show at House of Vans on Thursday night (8/16), with old school emo vets Cursive, beloved New Jersians TItus Andronicus and long-running indie rockers Love as Laughter. Pictures from their set are in this post. Joyce Manor opened the show and then sped off for a second show in Brooklyn at Acheron and you can read about that and see their HoV pics here.
Cursive will soon be on the road with Minus the Bear for a tour that hits NYC in September. Titus, meanwhile, are putting the finishing touches on their new album, Local Business, which is out October 23 on XL. Sam Jayne of Love as Laughter will DJ between sets at Sonny & the Sunsets and Magic Trick's show at Glasslands on Saturday (8/18).
Photos from last night's House of Vans show are below.
Titus Andronicus at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Titus Andronicus, whose ever-changing lineup is now Patrick Stickles (singer/songwriter/guitarist), Eric Harm (drums), Julian Veronesi (bass), Liam Betson (guitar) and Adam Reich (guitar), will release their third album, Local Business, on October 23 via XL. A press release reads:
While the first two albums were elaborate concoctions, Local Business is of the earth. Titus Andronicus the studious recording project and Titus Andronicus the raucous touring machine are no longer two distinct beings; there is only Titus Andronicus, rock and roll band. This is to say, it was recorded primarily live with precious few overdubs, with an elite squad of musicians.This should come as good news for those who thought The Monitor went too far away from the band's punk roots. Meanwhile, they did bring in Owen Pallett to contribute violin and still have song titles like, "Titus Andronicus VS. The Absurd Universe (3rd Round KO)."
We heard one of the songs, "Upon Viewing Oregon's Landscape With The Flood Of Detritus," back in February when it premiered on WFMU. That track was since released on a split 7" with Diarrhea Planet and you can listen to it HERE. Some recent live videos of other new songs and the Local Business tracklist are below.
Titus will support the new album with a tour which hasn't been announced yet, but before then they'll play a free NYC show at House of Vans on August 16 with Cursive (who also have an upcoming tour with Minus the Bear), Love As Laughter, and Joyce Manor (who also play Acheron that same night [8/16]). RSVP is required.
The only other announced date for Titus at the moment is Fun Fun Fun Fest. Videos and tracklist are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Minus the Bear at Webster Hall in 2010 more by Matthew Eisman)
Back in the early 2000's, just before "emo" became a bad word, there was actually a bit of crossover between the emo and indie rock scenes. Some of those bands even faired well for a bit on indie rock machine Pitchfork, who awarded Cursive's Domestica an 8.0 and Minus the Bear's This Is What I Know About Being Gigantic EP an 8.6. Fans of that era are in luck, because Minus the Bear and Cursive just announced a tour together with support from Caspian, which hits the NYC area for shows on September 23 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ and September 29 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for both NYC area shows go on sale Friday (7/20) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (7/18) at 10 AM. All dates are listed below.
For Minus the Bear, the tour will be in support of their new album, Infinity Overhead, which is due out August 28 via Dangerbird. It's their second album for the label, following 2010's underrated OMNI. Check out a teaser video for the album which contains a minute-long song clip below.
Caspian will also be releasing a new album this year and it will be the first album for the previously instrumental post rockers to feature vocals. The album's called Waking Season and it's due out on their new home, Triple Crown Records. It was produced by Matt Bayles, who has also worked extensively with Minus the Bear. You can watch an album trailer below.
Cursive will also be in NYC even sooner for free show at House of Vans on August 16 with Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, and Joyce Manor.
After the leg with Caspian, MTB and Cursive head out on a run with Girl In A Coma. A list of all dates and those videos are below...
After teasing folks with a few names here and there -- like Run DMC most recently -- Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Fest (Nov 2 - 4) has revealed it's full line-up, including Public Image Ltd, De La Soul, Superchunk, Santigold, Refused, X peforming Los Angeles, and lots, lots more. 3-day passes go on sale at 10AM CST.
Full FFF Fest lineup is below.
King Khan at The Bell House, Nov. 2011 (more by Keith Marlowe)
The full House of Vans 2012 free show schedule is up. The Greenpoint/Williamsburg space has already housed The Rapture and Tanlines this year, and we knew about the 7/12 show with H20, 7 Seconds and Tournament, but here's the rest of the summer's line-up, brought to you by the folks at FYF and the sneaker people:
July 12: H20, 7 Seconds, TournamentThe parties are free with RSVP (which hasn't been posted yet).
July 26: King Khan & The Shrines, Nicky Da B, The Everymen
Aug 2: Washed Out, Chairlift, Lemonade
Aug 16: Cursive, Titus Andronicus, Love As Laughter, Joyce Maynor
Aug 29: Turbonegro, Baroness, Doomriders, Nightbirds
One thing you notice not on this list is Quicksand which was one of the big rumors of this year's VANS schedule. That either means that Quicksand will play somewhere else, or like the upcoming free Dum Dum Girls/Widowspeak show, it won't be part of this series of "House Parties."
The July 26 show is one of many local dates from NJ's Everymen who are also playing Pianos this Friday, July 6 as part of the CBGB Festival. (Advance tickets are on sale.) After the House of Vans show, the band will go on a short East Coast tour while putting the finishing touches on their new album New Jersey Hardcore which will come out in October on Killing Horse Records. All Everymen dates are below.
FYF Fest. September 1st and 2nd, 2012WOW.
At the LA State Historic Park, Los Angeles, CA
Tickets are $77 and go on sale Friday June 22nd.
American Nightmare has two shows coming up at Webster Hall.
Full FYF lineup, in alphabetical order, below...
photos by Kurt Christensen
Cursive @ Bowery Ballroom
Cursive is on tour now with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits in support of their new album I Am Gemini (out now on Saddle Creek). That tour brought them a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom last night (4/3) for their first of two shows at the NYC venue. Their 19-song set only consisted of about half of the new album, and otherwise mixed in an even amount of material dating back to 2000's Domestica. Cursive, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Conduits will return to Bowery Ballroom tonight (4/4) for another sold out show (which we just gave out 2 tickets to on Facebook). More pictures, videos, and setlist from last night's show are below.
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Cymbals Eat Guitars - "Keep Me Waiting" (Hooray for Earth Remix) (MP3)
Cursive at BV-SXSW in 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Cursive will release their seventh full length album, I Am Gemini, on February 21 via Saddle Creek. The album was recorded with Matt Bayles, and according to a press release, tells the story of "Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. 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." The press release also notes that it's the first album frontman Tim Kasher wrote with the complete story in mind, with the lyrics having been written in order from song 1 through song 13. The album artwork and tracklist is below.
Rolling Stone premiered an exclusive download for album track, "The Sun and Moon," yesterday (1/2). You can download it at RS's site and stream it below. Like the material on 2009's Mama, I'm Swollen, the song hearkens back to the riff heavy work of Cursive's earlier stuff, before they began experimenting with dynamic string and horn arrangements.
Cursive is going on tour in support of the new album in the upcoming months. They've already announced a run in February and March with Ume, Mount Moriah, and Virgin Islands. Now they've revealed a second run with Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits that includes NYC shows on April 3 and 4 at Bowery Ballroom. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/6) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (1/4) at noon.
Speaking of Cymbals Eat Guitars, their song, "Keep Me Waiting," was just remixed by Hooray For Earth. Download that remix at the top of this post and stream it below.
All dates, streams, album art and tracklist below...
Tim Kasher at The Rock Shop in 2010 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Tim Kasher (Cursive/The Good Life) announced a tour and tour EP Bigamy: More Songs From The Monogamy Sessions. The EP will only be available on the tour and at the Saddle Creek webstore. The 7-track EP features some material recorded during the Monogamy sessions but was largely recorded separately this Spring.
The headlining tour kicks off in late August and runs through September. It hits NYC on August 24 at Mercury Lounge. Tickets go on sale Friday (6/17) at noon. No openers have been announced yet.
Meanwhile, Cursive play Sled Island Festival in Calgary, AB June 24-25. They also play the MAHA Music Festival on August 13 in Omaha, NE with Guided By Voices, J Mascis, Matisyahu, The Reverend Horton Heat, and others. Tickets are on sale.
All dates below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
I was expecting [Tim] Kasher to perform acoustic sans backup, but he played with a full band, complete with trumpet and violin--a very appropriate touch considering the often-dramatic content of his songs.
Musically the band sounded good, but it was Kasher's lyrics and unflinching delivery that got everyone's attention. If Raymond Carver played the guitar and were still alive his songs would sound something like Kasher's. When Kasher played "Strays", he ruefully sang, "Writers are selfish, Writers are Egotists; I'm afraid I'm as bad as it gets. I keep forgetting to censor the truth, that's why I better write some kind of love song for you."
Kasher lightened things up when he sang, "There Must be Something I've Lost" - A humorous but realistic take on becoming an adult. Kasher shouted, "I want to have sex with all my old girlfriends again. I swear it's just the familiarity I miss...Aw fuck it-it's just typical male conquest. You know, the world don't revolve around your prick. Just ask your old girlfriends." -[Death & Taxes]
Tim Kasher (Cursive/The Good Life) celebrated the release of his new LP The Game of Monogamy by playing The Rock Shop on 10/6 with support from Charles Bissell of the Wrens. Kasher also played a show at Other Music one day earlier and is on tour.
More pictures, including shots of the setlists (including most of Kasher's), below...
Tim Kasher (frontman of Cursive and The Good Life) added an in-store performance at Other Music on October 5, the same day his debut solo LP The Game of Monogamy is released. This performance is part of his tour which also includes the previously mentioned show at The Rock Shop on October 6.
The video for his new single 'Cold Love' as well as updated tour dates, including an October run with Minus the Bear (whose tour continues into December), are below...
Cursive frontman Tim Kasher will release his debut EP, The Game, of Monogamy on October 5th via Saddle Creek Records. Cursive members Patrick Newbery and Matt Maginn on board, as well as Erin Tate (Minus The Bear), and the LP is reportedly a more "arranged" affair than his previous efforts with Cursive and The Good Life, with "strings, harp, oboe, flute, and trombone, among other instruments" all present on the record. Members of the Glacier National Symphony played the classical instrument parts.
Kasher will hit the road in celebration of the LP's release in the tail end of September, tagging The Rock Shop on October 6 (the day after the release). Tickets are on sale now (Marnie Stern plays the same venue one day earlier).
Kasher headlined a show at the Tonic Room in Chicago last month, performing material from the new album for the first time. Video from that show, as well as the tracklisting, album cover, and tour dates are below...
Cursive @ SXSW 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Cursive is going on tour with... with Alkaline Trio and openers The Dear & Departed. It starts February 16th in California and ends in Los Angeles on the second day of April. Before that the tour hits a slew of US cities and venues including NYC's Nokia Theatre on Friday, March 12th. For the days on either side of that, they stay close by. The tour stops on March 11th at Philadelphia's Trocadero and on March 13th at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ.
Tickets for the NYC show currently have a few presale options. All dates give you the chance to preorder Alkaline's forthcoming record, This Addiction. For NYC, there's currently an AmEx presale, and from 8am to 8pm today (1/7) there is a password presale (Password: ADDICTION). Philly tickets have the password presale too. All those and Starland tickets go on general sale Friday (1/8) at 10am.
All dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: Box Elders - Hole in My Head (MP3)
Box Elders @ Market Hotel in January (more by Tim Griffin)
Box Elders are heading out on a late summer tour that'll run through September. The trip includes NYC stops at the Cake Shop and Monster Island Basement on September 15th and 16th, respectively. The band just completed a tour with Cursive. That included one show at the Glass House in Pomona, CA...
"But unlike the thrashing, epic moodiness bandied about by Tim Kasher and gang, Box Elders had a tendency toward the lighter side of life. Offering a no frills mixture of bass, guitar and a drummer/keyboardist (I must admit, that was a pretty neat trick), Box Elders entertained the crowd with a puree of punk, pop and surf rock vibes (a bit odd for a band from Omaha, Nebraska but maybe that was the point). Bassist/vocalist Clayton McIntyre and his bro, guitarist/vocalist Jeremiah McIntryre attacked each tune with doubled, sing songy vocals that offered a bit of force behind Dave Goldberg's heavy handed drumming on songs like "One Foot in Front of the Other". All-in-all, their vaguely second wave brand of pop punk induced plenty of sweat amongst their biggest P-Town fans which seemed to bop up and down in the center of the crowd. The majority of us were pretty content with just standing there." [OC Weekly]The band's debut LP, Alice and Friends--"named after the band's favorite cult run vegan Korean BBQ"-- is set to come out August 4th on Memphis's Goner Records (which, along with Matador Direct, is one of the labels that's distributing Jay Reatard's Shattered Records imprint which also has plans to work with Box Elders) (cover art and more here).
The A-side off the band's debut 7-inch is above. Some videos of the band that Bill took live at Bruar Falls in April, with all tour dates, below...
The Tallest Man on Earth @ Bowery Ballroom in April (more by Fresh Bread)
tonight in NYC
* THIS WEEK IN INDIE
* FRIDAY AT NORTHSIDE
* Helado Negro @ Sycamore
* Prince Paul @ Union Pool
* Baby Gramps @ Terra Blues
* Lucero, Roadside Graves @ Maxwell's
* Vision Festival @ Abrons Arts Center
* Miho Hatori, Dougie Bowne @ The Stone
* BARR/Brendan Fowler, Men @ New Museum
* Lusine, Deastro, Michna @ Studio B (NS)
* Joe Lally, The Glorytellers @ Union Hall
* Ida Maria, Right On Dynamite @ Hiro Ballroom
* The Avett Brothers, Nicole Atkins @ Irving Plaza
* Sunset Rubdown, Witchies, Elfin Saddle @ Studio B (NS)
* The Posies, Tally Hall, The Brunettes @ The Bell House
* Josh Ritter & the New York Pops @ Central Park Summerstage
* The Detroit Cobras, Dex Romweber, White Mystery @ Southpaw
* Moving Mountains, Irepress, Junius @ Studio at Webster Hall
* School of Seven Bells, Violens, Apache Beat @ Bowery Ballroom
* AJ Roach, Pepi Ginsberg, Paul Brill, Callen Sisters @ Coco 66 (NS)
* The Willowz, Savoir Adore, Acrylics, Your Nature @ Glasslands (NS)
* Agnostic Front, Wisdom in Chains, The Mongoloids @ Gramercy Theatre
* Golden Triangle, Sightings, Pterodactyl, Aa, Screens @ Union Pool (NS)
* Stars Like Fleas, Sharon Van Etten, Twi The Humble Feather @ 92YTribeca
* Meat Puppets, Retribution Gospel Choir, Dynasty Electric @ Mercury Lounge
* New Kids on the Block, Jesse McCartney, Jabbawockeez @ Jones Beach Theater
* These Are Powers, Javelin, Real Estate, Air Waves, Organs @ Death By Audio (NS)
* The Beets, Drink Up Buttercup, Zaza, Sean Bones, We Are Country Mice @ Bruar Falls (NS)
* John Vanderslice, The Tallest Man On Earth, Olof Arnalds, Dave Deporis @ Music Hall of Williamsburg (NS)
* Home Video, Screaming Females, Sisters, Palomar, Dinowalrus, Murder Mystery, Grooms @ Public Assembly (NS)
* Shilpa Ray & Her Happy Hookers, Secret Life of Sofia, pow wow!, Coyote Eyes @ Spike Hill (NS)
* Forest City, Kittens Ablaze, Motel Motel, The Eskalators, The Tony Castles, Forensics @ Brooklyn Invitational
* Character Comedy w/ Cherie Lily, Andrew W.K., Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Jon Glaser, Trevor Williams @ Cake Shop
* Teengirl Fantasy, Blondes, Rainbow Party, The Fabulous Failures, Michael Jordan, Broccoli Destroyer @ Silent Barn
* Red Wire Black Wire, Charlie!, Wild Yaks, The Drums, The Electric Tickle Machine, Soft Black, Dinosaur Feathers @ Europa (NS)
NS=Northside Festival Show
There's so much stuff here today, and we are rushing like crazy (both because of Northside, so please double check lineups with venues before you go!) (although we realize that will only help sometimes).
Central Park Summerstage kicks off their season of free shows with Josh Ritter tonight.
BARR aka Brendan Fowler plays the New Museum tonight.
Cursive's new video below...
Cursive @ Radio Room in Austin (more by Leia Jospe)
Cursive will be spending most of the rest of June on the road with Box Elders, taking break, and then hitting the road again at the end of the summer for a tour that is slowly starting to fill in. More dates will probably be announced, but for now we know that Cursive will hit Maxwell's in Hoboken on August 6th. Tickets are on sale. All dates below...
photos by Jacob Blickenstaff
"What could have been a Texan spectacular for the last night of South By Southwest was a near-debacle instead. It was a double bill at the Auditorium Shores riverside amphitheater with Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids, her digitally oriented producers from Dallas, and Explosions in the Sky, Austin's majestic instrumental rock band.We already posted the EITS portion of this set, as well as Jacob's pics from the Frodus show earlier that day (3/21), not to mention what he captured on Friday, Thursday and Wednesday.
Thousands of people showed up for the free concert. The Cannabinoids started without Ms. Badu, dispensing drumbeats, chords, samples and brief phrases from small digital keyboards. They announced that all the beats were live -- good -- and that what they were playing was unrehearsed. Not so good. And they went on and on, for about a half hour, cycling through variations on two downtempo chords and asking if the crowd was ready for Ms. Badu. The answer was increasingly obvious by the time the Cannabinoids tapered off and someone announced that Ms. Badu had had "travel incidents."
The Cannabinoids left the stage while the audience wondered what was going on, then returned, soon to be joined by Ms. Badu, in a gray T-shirt and a white top hat. Their vamp turned into "The Healer/Hip-Hop," and Ms. Badu sang it with her tangy, playful coo, followed by an older song, "Danger." Afterward she teased, "Let's go into hyperspace and blow up the sky," which did sound promising. But it meant she was ending her set to make way for Explosions in the Sky." [NY Times]
Erykah Badu and the Cannabinoids also performed once or twice with Kanye West while in Austin. The rest of Jacob's Saturday pics, below...