Indie rock band CURSIVE will release their new album entitled “I Am Gemini” on February 21st.
A new song titled “The Sun And Moon” can be heard here.
Here’s the official statement:
Cursive has announced the release of their seventh full-length album I Am Gemini on February 21st, 2012 via Saddle Creek.
I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale 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.
Recorded in the summer/fall of 2011 at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), I Am Gemini marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, holding the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion, in order, from song 1 to song 13. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative. The moody and playfully sinister I Am Gemini is Cursive’s musically heaviest in years, with alternately muscular and angular guitars, pounding drums and driving bass. From the eerie introductory sounds of epic barnstormer “This House Alive” and the irresistibly catchy, insistent “The Sun and Moon”, to the searing “Double Dead” and the split personality prog-pop of “Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton”, to the roaring, mournful closing track “Eulogy for No Name”, the album is a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride.
1. This House Alive
2. Warmer Warmer
3. The Sun and Moon
4. Drunken Birds
5. Lullaby for No Name
6. Double Dead
8. Twin Dragon/Hello Skeleton
10. This House a Lie
11. The Cat and Mouse
12. A Birthday Bash
13. Eulogy for No Name
Cursive is the longtime trio of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums). I Am Gemini is the follow-up to 2009’s critically praised Mama, I’m Swollen (Saddle Creek), which caught the attention of publications including Alternative Press, Billboard, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Time Out New York, among others, and earned the band their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman. Cursive has released six full-length albums – including the heralded Cursive’s Domestica (2000), The Ugly Organ (2003), and Happy Hollow (2006) – two EPs, a disc of rarities, and numerous singles since the band’s 1995 inception.
Cursive will hit the road for a three-week tour around the release of I Am Gemini that will launch on February 12th at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO. The tour will take the band along the west coast – including a February 24th stop at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA – and through the southwest before wrapping up with a hometown show on March 3rd at Slowdown in Omaha. A current itinerary is below and more touring news will be announced soon.
Catch the band live in February and March (more dates to be announced):
FEB. 12 DENVER, CO LARIMER LOUNGE
FEB. 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUGE
FEB. 15 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX
FEB. 17 SEATTLE, WA NEUMO’S
FEB. 18 VANCOUVER, BC MEDIA CLUB
FEB. 19 PORTLAND, OR BUNK BAR
FEB. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL (Noise Pop Festival)
FEB. 24 LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR
FEB. 25 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE
FEB. 26 SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH
FEB. 27 TEMPE, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM
FEB. 28 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD
MAR. 1 WICHITA, KS ABODE
MAR. 2 KANSAS CITY, MO THE RECORD BAR
MAR. 3 OMAHA, NE SLOWDOWN
CURSIVE live on David Letterman show, 2009: