Cursive got a passing mention last week, and before that we were shrugging our shoulders at the bad video for “Bad Sects,” but the Omaha quintet passed through Daytrotter so now they get an updated, more joyous post all to themselves. Tim Kasher & Co. recorded three songs including an impassioned take on The Ugly Organ’s “Sierra” plus two brand new ones, the organ-drenched “Let Me Up” and airier “Donkeys.” They deal with people behaving badly or sadly. Take a listen at Daytrotter. We’re told Cursive’s booked studio time beginning next week to get going on their follow-ups to 2006’s Happy Hollow!, and that these two will be on it, so this at least offers a tiny idea of what to expect. They also have a few dates coming up during which they’ll debut more new material (in fact, the folks at Saddle Creek say they’ll play “almost all new” material). Just three dates, though, so spin the bottle and see if they’re passing through your city.
05/19 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
06/03 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (Sold Out)
06/27 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
That leaves a lot of folks out in the cold, but hey, a new album means bigger tour, so keep your pants on. Really.