Tim Kasher – “Half Full” (Stereogum Premiere)

Here’s a really cool Record Store Day single: For their split 7″, Saddle Creek bros Tim Kasher (Cursive, The Good Life) and Chris Farren (Fake Problems) wrote and recorded one song each. Then they handed off the chords and lyrics to each other and proceeded to record their own versions of each other’s songs without hearing the original. “Half Full” is Kasher’s contribution, a gracefully floating, melancholy story-song with a plot that could pass for an episode of Mad Men. It ends with this striking image (spoiler alert): “She left with her head up with a glass half full of bourbon and took a crooked step into the sunset.” Listen below.

The Kasher/Farren Record Store Day split is out 4/18 (duh) via Saddle Creek. Also check out Farren’s new Where U Are EP.