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Ask anyone old enough to drink what they think emo is, and you’ll get about as many different responses as people willing to answer. They’ll just about all be right, too (if Last.fm is any kind of reference, anyway). Everyone’s nebulous identification and loose understanding of the genre is both its best and worst quality… More »

NAME: Cursive
PROGRESS REPORT: Sequencing their sixth studio LP, Mama, I’m Swollen, recorded at Mike Mogis’ ARC Studios, for release in Spring 2009.

“We’re in that screwed-around-too-long-something’s-gonna-break phase,” says Cursive bassist Matt Maginn. This time it’s not the band — though Cursive dissolves and reforms after each album, they’re past that decision and wrapping… More »

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Stream The Good Life Everybody’s Coming Down (Stereogum Premiere)

A common critique of a musician's collection is "All of their songs sound the same." This absolutely can't apply to the new Good Life album,…
Grace Birnstengel | August 10, 2015 - 9:48 am
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The Good Life – “Everybody”

Tim Kasher, longtime frontman of the Omaha band Cursive, started the Good Life as a solo side project in 2000, but it quickly became a…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm
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Tim Kasher – “Truly Freaking Out”

Tim Kasher has spent the last 18 years leading the Omaha indie rock institution Cursive, as well as a handful of side projects, and lately…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2013 - 11:14 am

Report & Photos From FYF Fest 2012

Ever since I was old enough to complain, my dad took great pleasure in the act of dragging my always-resistant ass to music festivals. A…
Aaron Lariviere | September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm
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Cursive – “Drunken Birds” Video

Here's Cursive's strange clip for Cursive's "Drunken Birds," in which an actor and a wannabe actor engage in an odd, psychological play. Tony Bonacci directs.
Corban Goble | May 3, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Cursive – “This House Alive” Video

Cursive's new album I Am Gemini is a concept record about the mythical twins of the title. Those themes come to bear in the band'…
Tom Breihan | April 10, 2012 - 4:59 pm

Stream Cursive I Am Gemini

Long-running Omaha indie rockers Cursive will soon release their noisily ambitious new album I Am Gemini, a concept album about the two mythical twins who…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2012 - 3:05 pm
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Cursive – “Wowowow” (Stereogum Premiere)

Omaha indie vets Cursive are getting set to release their new LP I Am Gemini, a concept album about the mythic, astrological twins of the…
Tom Breihan | February 1, 2012 - 9:20 am
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Cursive – “The Cat And Mouse”

Omaha gut-rock ramblers Cursive return next month with I Am Gemini, a concept album about the mythological/astrological twins referenced in the title. We've already posted…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2012 - 9:27 am

Cursive – “The Sun And Moon”

Omaha indie warriors Cursive are set to return next month with I Am Gemini, their seventh album. It's a concept album that tells the story…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 10:07 am
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Tim Kasher – “Cold Love”

"Cold Love" is the first track from Tim Kasher's debut solo album The Game Of Monogamy. It's a surprisingly poppy, horn-backed track with jokes about…
jessica | August 19, 2010 - 12:42 pm

Cursive – “Discovering America” (Stereogum Premiere)

Chances are "Discovering America" won't be mistakenly co-opted "Born In The U.S.A."-style by any major political campaigns. Cursive's new post-Mama, I'm Swollen track, which will…
brandon | March 8, 2010 - 11:08 am
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New Cursive Video – “Let Me Up” (Stereogum Premiere)

When posting the clip for Mama, I'm Swollen's "I Couldn't Love You," we said that no matter the quality of song, "Cursive deserve a warm…
Amrit Singh | September 22, 2009 - 1:48 pm
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New Cursive Video – “I Couldn’t Love You”

Even when their songs are subpar, Cursive deserve a warm pat on the back for their ambitious, high-concept (and narrative) videos. The veteran crew's Mama,
brandon | June 15, 2009 - 12:56 pm
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New Cursive Video – “From The Hips”

Amrit was so into Cursive's Letterman performance of "From The Hips" that he had to take a shower after watching it. The Michael Grodner-directed video…
brandon | March 27, 2009 - 4:50 pm
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SXSW 2009: Thursday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy Yesterday started off bright, early, and ecstatic with NJ's Roadside Graves at Peckerheads. The band seduced a 2PM crowd…
Amrit Singh | March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am
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Cursive Crush “From The Hips” On Letterman

Even if you didn't dig into "From The Hips" and "I Couldn't Love You" (you should have), take the four minutes to start your day…
Amrit Singh | March 16, 2009 - 9:43 am
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The ‘Gum Drop LXXVIII: Hear New Cursive, Win An iPhone 3G

Cursive's sixth album Mama, I'm Swollen hits stores next week via the Omaha band's longstanding hometown label Saddle Creek. We've heard a couple tracks, including…
brandon | March 4, 2009 - 11:12 am
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Cursive – “Mama, I’m Swollen”

Cursive’s sixth album Mama, I’m Swollen hits stores next week via the Omaha band’s longstanding hometown label Saddle Creek. We’ve heard a couple tracks, including…
brandon | March 3, 2009 - 9:17 am
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