Cursive: “The Sun and Moon” Song Premiere, New Singles Available Now, New Tour Dates

Cursive premiered “The Sun and Moon”, the first MP3 off their upcoming seventh album I Am Gemini, yesterday as a free download on RollingStone.com. The irresistibly catchy track can also be downloaded and shared via the Saddle Creek online store http://saddle-creek.com/store/515; to directly embed the “The Sun and Moon” MP3 widget, please see the code below. Singles of “The Sun and Moon” and feverish second album track “The Cat and Mouse” are now available via iTunes (here and here).
I Am Gemini will be released February 21st, 2012 via Saddle Creek and is now available for pre-order in the label’s online store and via iTunes. The album can be purchased in multiple formats (CD, LP, digital) and bundles through Saddle Creek, including a deluxe package that contains: exclusive colored vinyl; CD; a limited edition (only 500 copies printed) 10″ picture disc featuring “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” plus two B-sides; t-shirt; and poster, among other goods. MP3s of “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” can be downloaded instantly after placing a pre-order, and all pre-orders will ship two weeks ahead of release on February 7th (at which point the album will also be available to purchasers as a full MP3 download).
Known for their explosive, cathartic live show, Cursive has announced an additional four weeks of shows this spring, from March 22nd to April 21st. This new run of dates includes two shows in New York City on April 3rd and 4th at the Bowery Ballroom. The band had previously announced shows throughout the west coast, southwest, and midwest, and is also now confirmed to perform at the 20th anniversary Noise Pop festival in San Francisco, CA on February 22nd. Cursive also recently added two early March shows, at Abode in Wichita, KS on the 1st and Record Bar in Kansas City, MO on the 2nd. A current itinerary is below.
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 at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), the album marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, with the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion from song 1 to song 13. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative to create a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride. Cover artwork for I Am Gemini can now be seen below.
Cursive is the longtime trio of Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums).
Cursive tour dates:
FEB. 12         DENVER, CO                       LARIMER LOUNGE*
FEB. 14         SALT LAKE CITY, UT             URBAN LOUNGE^
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               RECORD BAR**
MAR. 3          OMAHA, NE                        SLOWDOWN**
MAR. 22         IOWA CITY, IA                   THE MILL#
MAR. 23         MINNEAPOLIS, MN             400 BAR#
MAR. 24         MADISON, WI                    HIGH NOON SALOON#
MAR. 25         CHICAGO, IL                      LINCOLN HALL#
MAR. 26         CHAMPAIGN, IL                  HIGH DIVE#
MAR. 27         ANN ARBOR, MI                  THE BLIND PIG#
MAR. 28         PITTSBURGH, PA                 MR. SMALL’S#
MAR. 29         CLEVELAND, OH                  GROG SHOP#
MAR. 30         BUFFALO, NY                      MOHAWK#
MAR. 31         TORONTO, ONT                   HORSESHOE TAVERN#
APR. 2            BOSTON, MA                      MIDDLE EAST#
APR. 3            NEW YORK, NY                   BOWERY BALLROOM#
APR. 4            NEW YORK, NY                   BOWERY BALLROOM#
APR. 5            PHILADELPHIA, PA              UNION TRANSFER#
APR. 6            WASHINGTON, DC              BLACK CAT#
APR. 7            RALEIGH, NC                      KING’S BARCADE#
APR. 8            ATLANTA, GA                      THE EARL#
APR. 9            ST. AUGUSTINE, FL             CAFÉ ELEVEN#
APR. 10         ORLANDO, FL                       THE SOCIAL#
APR. 11         TALLAHASSEE, FL                 CLUB DOWN UNDER#
APR. 13         HOUSTON, TX                       FITZGERALD’S#
APR. 14         AUSTIN, TX                          MOHAWK#
APR. 15         DALLAS, TX                          TREES#
APR. 17         MEMPHIS, TN                        HI TONE#
APR. 18         LEXINGTON, KY                    COSMIC CHARLIE’S#
APR. 20         ST. LOUIS, MO                      OFF BROADWAY#
APR. 21         COLUMBIA, MO                     MOJOS#
* Ume support
^ Ume and M. Moriah support
** Ume and Virgin Islands support
# Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits support

Cursive premiered “The Sun and Moon”, the first MP3 off their upcoming seventh album I Am Gemini, yesterday as a free download on RollingStone.com. The irresistibly catchy track can also be downloaded and shared via the Saddle Creek online store http://saddle-creek.com/store/515;

I Am Gemini will be released February 21st, 2012 via Saddle Creek and is now available for pre-order in the label’s online store and via iTunes. The album can be purchased in multiple formats (CD, LP, digital) and bundles through Saddle Creek, including a deluxe package that contains: exclusive colored vinyl; CD; a limited edition (only 500 copies printed) 10″ picture disc featuring “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” plus two B-sides; t-shirt; and poster, among other goods. MP3s of “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” can be downloaded instantly after placing a pre-order, and all pre-orders will ship two weeks ahead of release on February 7th (at which point the album will also be available to purchasers as a full MP3 download).

Known for their explosive, cathartic live show, Cursive has announced an additional four weeks of shows this spring, from March 22nd to April 21st. This new run of dates includes two shows in New York City on April 3rd and 4th at the Bowery Ballroom. The band had previously announced shows throughout the west coast, southwest, and midwest, and is also now confirmed to perform at the 20th anniversary Noise Pop festival in San Francisco, CA on February 22nd. Cursive also recently added two early March shows, at Abode in Wichita, KS on the 1st and Record Bar in Kansas City, MO on the 2nd. A current itinerary is below.

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 at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), the album marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, with the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion from song 1 to song 13. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative to create a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride. Cover artwork for I Am Gemini can now be seen below.

Cursive is the longtime trio of Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums).

Cursive tour dates:

FEB. 12         DENVER, CO                       LARIMER LOUNGE*

FEB. 14         SALT LAKE CITY, UT             URBAN LOUNGE^

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               RECORD BAR**

MAR. 3          OMAHA, NE                        SLOWDOWN**

MAR. 22         IOWA CITY, IA                   THE MILL#

MAR. 23         MINNEAPOLIS, MN             400 BAR#

MAR. 24         MADISON, WI                    HIGH NOON SALOON#

MAR. 25         CHICAGO, IL                      LINCOLN HALL#

MAR. 26         CHAMPAIGN, IL                  HIGH DIVE#

MAR. 27         ANN ARBOR, MI                  THE BLIND PIG#

MAR. 28         PITTSBURGH, PA                 MR. SMALL’S#

MAR. 29         CLEVELAND, OH                  GROG SHOP#

MAR. 30         BUFFALO, NY                      MOHAWK#

MAR. 31         TORONTO, ONT                   HORSESHOE TAVERN#

APR. 2            BOSTON, MA                      MIDDLE EAST#

APR. 3            NEW YORK, NY                   BOWERY BALLROOM#

APR. 4            NEW YORK, NY                   BOWERY BALLROOM#

APR. 5            PHILADELPHIA, PA              UNION TRANSFER#

APR. 6            WASHINGTON, DC              BLACK CAT#

APR. 7            RALEIGH, NC                      KING’S BARCADE#

APR. 8            ATLANTA, GA                      THE EARL#

APR. 9            ST. AUGUSTINE, FL             CAFÉ ELEVEN#

APR. 10         ORLANDO, FL                       THE SOCIAL#

APR. 11         TALLAHASSEE, FL                 CLUB DOWN UNDER#

APR. 13         HOUSTON, TX                       FITZGERALD’S#

APR. 14         AUSTIN, TX                          MOHAWK#

APR. 15         DALLAS, TX                          TREES#

APR. 17         MEMPHIS, TN                        HI TONE#

APR. 18         LEXINGTON, KY                    COSMIC CHARLIE’S#

APR. 20         ST. LOUIS, MO                      OFF BROADWAY#

APR. 21         COLUMBIA, MO                     MOJOS#

* Ume support

^ Ume and M. Moriah support

** Ume and Virgin Islands support

# Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits support

Brennan Schnell

Brennan Schnell is a Concert photographer in the Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto area. He also currently hosts a video podcast on Macgasm.net, Takes photos of many things, and is an avid tech geek. His work has appeared at TorontoLife, TSN, Vistek, Gawker, AskMen, and the Ottawa Citizen. He started EastScene in 2009 to help spread the word of amazing bands. Contact him at bschnell (at) eastscene (dot) com.



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