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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 second band. The Good Life have released four full-length albums, but the last one was Help Wanted Nights, and that came out way back in 2007. But the dormant band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm

30 Essential Songs From The Golden Era Of Emo

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 »

By: Patric Fallon / July 22, 2014 - 10:18 am

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 he’s stepped away from band life and started releasing music under his own name. This fall, he’ll drop his sophomore solo LP Adult Film, the follow-up to 2010’s The GameMore »

By: 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 summer full of glorious music for him meant a summer full of unstifled groans from me. His taste in music back then — folk, folk, and nothing but folk –… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / September 4, 2012 - 4:52 pm

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. Watch it below. More »

By: 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’s new video for “This House Alive,” which starts out as your standard teen-survivalists-on-the-run tale before turning into something more familial. Kevin Slack directs. Watch it below. More »

By: 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 gave the album its title. We’ve already posted the album tracks “The Sun And Moon,” “The Cat And Mouse,” and “Wowowow.” And now, the whole album is streaming over atMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 3:05 pm

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 title. Thus far, we’ve heard two songs from the LP, “The Sun And Moon” and “The Cat And Mouse.” And below, you can use the widget to download the lurching,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2012 - 9:20 am

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 one song, “The Sun And Moon.” For a second taste, click the jump and stream the jagged, gnarled math-rock heaviness of “The Cat And Mouse.”… More »

By: 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 of the mythical twin brothers that gave the astrological sign its name — not exactly the first thing we expected from a band better-known for singing about the bitter minutia… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 3, 2012 - 10:07 am

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 boring sex and the missionary position. Kasher told Spin: “It’s a minor detail, but it’s gotten me pretty excited, creatively speaking, to start over like this. I imagine about 90… More »

By: 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 be sold as a single with all profits benefiting the Denver-based American Indian College Fun, looks at the poor treatment of that community by the folks “discovering” America, the bia… More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2010 - 11:08 am

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 pat on the back for their ambitious, high-concept (and narrative) videos.” Well “Let Me Up” runs next to the outstandingFrom The Hips” in terms of standouts from the band’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 22, 2009 - 1:48 pm

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, I’m Swollen single “From The Hips” was their best song in years, offering a chance to go the “Bastards Of Young” route. Instead, the Michael Grodner-directed video playfully and intelligently… More »

By: brandon / June 15, 2009 - 12:56 pm

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 for Mama, I’m Swollen’s single affixes a playful storyline to the resurgent Cursive’s raw energy: We get a male and a female caught up in over-thinking and over-playing their assumed… More »

By: brandon / March 27, 2009 - 4:50 pm

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 into hooting, hollering, do-sa-do-ing, and otherwise pretending it was after midnight to tracks both new (“Far And Wide,” “My Father Sat Me Down,” “Ruby”) and old (“Family And Friends,” “Radio”). More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 20, 2009 - 10:49 am

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 with Cursive’s stop at the Ed Sullivan Theatre Friday night. The Omaha outfit summoned an air of electricity from the sparse jags and soaring climax of Mama I’m Swollen’s lead… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 16, 2009 - 9:43 am

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 the downcast and then flat-out poppy “From The Hips.” When the band submitted their Progress Report, they told us to expect the new album to be “moodier, certainly moodier tha… More »

By: brandon / March 4, 2009 - 11:12 am

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 the downcast and then flat-out poppy “From The Hips.” When the band submitted their Progress Report, they told us to expect the new album to be “moodier, certainly moodier tha… More »

By: brandon / March 3, 2009 - 9:17 am

New Cursive – “I Couldn’t Love You” & “From The Hips”

In a recent Progress Report, Cursive told us that their forthcoming Mama, I’m Swollen “is moodier, certainly moodier than Happy Hollow.” Today there are listens to assess their self-assessment. You can hear the insanely catchy, wild-eyed ’80s pop and Violens redolent “I Couldn’t Love You” at EW.com. It’s not really moody, but it is rad. More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 24, 2009 - 1:58 pm
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