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I Am Gemini
Mama, I'm Swollen
Happy Hollow
The Difference Between Houses and Homes (Lost Songs and Loose Ends 1995-2001)
The Ugly Organ
Cursive's Domestica
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song (Remastered)
The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes
Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes [Remastered]
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at Bluebird Theater (January 18, 2019)
Venue: Bluebird Theater (Denver, CO, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Fox Theatre (January 19, 2019)
Venue: Fox Theatre (Boulder, CO, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Metro Music Hall (January 21, 2019)
Venue: Metro Music Hall (Salt Lake City, UT, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at Neurolux (January 22, 2019)
Venue: Neurolux (Boise, ID, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at The Bartlett (January 23, 2019)
Venue: The Bartlett (Spokane, WA, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Wild Buffalo (January 24, 2019)
Venue: Wild Buffalo (Bellingham, WA, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at The Crocodile (January 25, 2019)
Venue: The Crocodile (Seattle, WA, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at Doug Fir Lounge (January 26, 2019)
Venue: Doug Fir Lounge (Portland, OR, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at The Dip (January 28, 2019)
Venue: The Dip (Redding, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at August Hall (January 29, 2019)
Venue: August Hall (San Francisco, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at Strummer's (January 30, 2019)
Venue: Strummer's (Fresno, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at Regent Theater (January 31, 2019)
Venue: Regent Theater (Los Angeles, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Mineral with Campdogzz at The Casbah (February 1, 2019)
Venue: The Casbah (San Diego, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at The Glass House (February 2, 2019)
Venue: The Glass House (Pomona, CA, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at The Bunkhouse Saloon (February 4, 2019)
Venue: The Bunkhouse Saloon (Las Vegas, NV, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at The Crescent Ballroom (February 5, 2019)
Venue: The Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at Lowbrow Palace (February 6, 2019)
Venue: Lowbrow Palace (El Paso, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Jake's Backroom (February 7, 2019)
Venue: Jake's Backroom (Lubbock, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Paper Tiger (February 8, 2019)
Venue: Paper Tiger (San Antonio, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Mohawk (February 9, 2019)
Venue: Mohawk (Austin, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive and Campdogzz with Summer Cannibals at White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs (February 10, 2019)
Venue: White Oak Music Hall - Downstairs (Houston, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Campdogzz and Summer Cannibals at Trees (February 11, 2019)
Venue: Trees (Dallas, TX, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at George's Majestic Lounge (February 12, 2019)
Venue: George's Majestic Lounge (Fayetteville, AR, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at Tower Theatre (February 13, 2019)
Venue: Tower Theatre (Oklahoma City, OK, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at The Outland Ballroom (February 14, 2019)
Venue: The Outland Ballroom (Springfield, MO, US) Find tickets
Cursive with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz at The Bottleneck (February 15, 2019)
Venue: The Bottleneck (Lawrence, KS, US) Find tickets
Cursive Dec 14, 2018
Thrilled to add more dates to our upcoming West Coast tour with Summer Cannibals and Campdogzz in support of our new album VITRIOLA. Tu-Feb-12 Fayetteville, AR @George's Majestic Lounge We-Feb-13 Oklahoma City @Tower Theatre OKC Th-Feb-14 Springfield, MO @Outland Ballroom Fr-Feb-15 Lawrence, KS @The Bottleneck Sa-Feb-16 Wichita, KS @Wave You can see all the dates below: Fri-Jan-18 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Sat-Jan-19 Boulder, CO @ @Fox Theatre Mon-Jan-21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar Tue-Jan-22 Boise, ID @ Neurolux Wed-Jan-23 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett Thu-Jan-24 Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo Fri-Jan-25 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile Sat-Jan-26 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge - SOLD OUT Mon-Jan-28 Redding, CA @ The Dip Tue-Jan-29 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall Wed-Jan-30 Fresno, CA @ Strummer's Thu-Jan-31 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater Sat-Feb-02 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House Mon-Feb-04 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon Tue-Feb-05 Tempe, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom Wed-Feb-06 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace Thu-Feb-07 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Fri-Feb-08 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger Sat-Feb-09 Austin, TX @ Mohawk Sun-Feb-10 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall Mon-Feb-11 Dallas, TX @ Trees Tue- Feb-12 Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Wed- Feb-13 Oklahoma City @ Tower Theater Thu- Feb-14 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom Fri- Feb-15 Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck Sat- Feb-16 Wichita, KS @ Wave Havent heard the album yet? ->Streaming & Vinyl on Bandcamp: ->Streaming on Spotify:
Cursive Dec 01, 2018
We recently curated a playlist for Pandora which contains select tracks from Vitriola accompanied by songs that have inspired us throughout the years and continue to inspire us today. Give it a spin below!!!
Cursive Nov 25, 2018
Poster Archive Sale! Some pretty awesome posters all priced low to give them a good home! Check it out! ❤️
Cursive Nov 23, 2018
Big 25% off everything sale over at 15 Passenger’s webstore this weekend! Check it out! 🎉🎉👍👍
Cursive Nov 23, 2018
MERCH SALE! Lots of items on sale in our merch store! Tees, Posters and More! No code needed! 😎
Cursive Nov 18, 2018
📸 @cousindaniel at @thaliahallchicago 🎉🎉 . We play tonight at @turfclubmn with our loves @meatwaveband and @campdogzz !!!! Handful of tix left! Come on down! . #cursivearmy #cursivetheband #vitriola #thaliahall #thaliahallchicago #turfclubmn
Cursive Nov 17, 2018
Last night @thaliahallchicago was an awesome experience. 📸 @alexschelldorf (Thanks!) . TONIGHT we are excited to play @highnoonmadison with our favorite bands @meatwaveband and @campdogzz 👍🎉🎉
Cursive Nov 16, 2018
🌭We are excited to play @thaliahallchicago TONIGHT with @meatwaveband and @campdogzz . 🎥 @majorthreatminor at @thesocialorlando
Cursive Nov 14, 2018
Tonight we play @elclubdetroit with @campdogzz and @meatwaveband ! . 📸 @sflmusicmagazine at @thecultureroom
Cursive Nov 12, 2018
May or may not be in costume tonight but there will be loads of rock at @aceofcupsbar with @meatwaveband and @campdogzz . 📸 @majorthreatminor from Halloween wknd at @thesocialorlando . #vitriola #cursivearmy #cursivetheband
Cursive Nov 11, 2018
Had a blast at Tralf with the amazing Buffalo folk! 📸 by @_charles_frederic_ and we love you too! Tonight we play @rex_theater in Pittsburgh with @campdogzz and @meatwaveband! #vitriola #cursivearmy #cursivetheband
Cursive Nov 10, 2018
Last Wednesday @irvingplaza 📸 @the_fox_and_the_matt . Tonight we play @tralfbuffalo in Buffalo, NY with @campdogzz and @meatwaveband . Come on down!
Cursive Nov 07, 2018
We’re going 🔴LIVE🔴 on the Stereogum Facebook page at 1pm EST today! See you there! #stereogumsessions #livesessions #facebooklive #stereogum #cursivearmy #vitriola
Cursive Nov 06, 2018
Happy to announce we are playing Casbah San Diego on Friday, February 1st with our friends in Mineral and Campdogzz!! Tickets go on sale Friday November 9th at 10 am PST!
Cursive Nov 02, 2018
Dearest Philadelphia! We play Union Transfer this Saturday, November 3rd with Campdogzz and MEAT WAVE! To celebrate we are sharing a promo code for 20% off a digital download of our new album Vitriola with you! Go here: Use code: philly2018 GET TICKETS NOW VIA THE LINK BELOW!
Cursive Nov 01, 2018
Check out Clint in Modern Drummer Magazine!!!!! Heck yeah! ❤️ U Clint Schnase!!!
Cursive Oct 30, 2018
We premiered our gory new video for "Life Savings" over at Dread Central!! Check it out via the link! The video is directed by Matt Hewitt, and starring Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova) and Morgan Nagler (The Whispertown 2000). Plus a little cameo from our own Tim Kasher. Check out the album: Catch a show on tour: #vitriola
Cursive Oct 30, 2018
Happy to be part of #noiseynights this Fall @irvingplaza ! Sounds fun. Catch us November 7th with the amazing @meatwaveband and @campdogzz 🎉🎉 . #Repost from @noisey ・・・ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Announcing the brand new #NoiseyNights series at @irvingplaza! Hit the link in bio to get your tickets now! Featuring unforgettable concerts kicking off tonight with @chieffkeeffsossa @wherearetheavocados @cursivetheband @saintjhn @jessiereyez @kingpush & @gangofyouths.
Cursive Oct 25, 2018
Time to take in @thefestfl and #prefestybor6 in all its glory! We play tonight at @tampaorpheum ! . Honored to be with some many rad freakin’ bands 🎉👍👊
Cursive Oct 24, 2018
We’re taking over The Bad Copy’s Instagram tomorrow after Pre-Fest Ybor tonight. It might get weird.. 🎉
Cursive Oct 17, 2018
10 - Noble Soldier / Dystopian Lament This song went through the wringer! It’s a testament to our steadfast appreciation of this song that we kept working on it, despite it’s many incarnations. The second half, or “Dystopian Lament”, actually hasn’t changed at all since we first laid it out, other than determining it’s length (which we all agreed should be, at the very least, long). But the first half was a few different things before settling on what became “Noble Soldier”. And by different things, I mean different songs altogether. What we had was a second half that we really loved, but felt couldn’t stand alone. For whatever reason, it felt like it needed an opening, something to introduce it. So every few months, it seemed like I’d bring in some new composition to open that song, but none of them would stick. I nearly trashed the song… but determined, I recall sitting at my parent’s kitchen table an hour before practice attempting - yet again - to come up with something suitable as a lead-in for “Dystopian Lament”. The version I came up with that morning was wobbly, but there was enough there to at least move forward with the song, vs. scrapping it. Patrick did some very cool synth stuff early on to this new section which helped convince us we were on the right path. The lyrics to this song are influenced by The Handmaid’s Tale, though there aren’t any direct correlations. It’s influenced by that world, I suppose, but the character is a male, liberal activist who is mentally and emotionally defeated as he is forced to enter the military. - Tim Kasher 📷: @katyfnbaker
Cursive Oct 16, 2018
9 - Life Savings I’d like to preface this post by explaining that this is one of the only times - to my recollection - that I’ve borrowed material from my past catalog! Life Savings began with the basic riff, written shortly after reflecting on a Slowdown Virginia song, “Vicki My Sick Gills.” I wasn’t intentionally borrowing from it, but it was fairly obvious I was taking influence from the song. I had to consider whether this was acceptable or not… and clearly, I decided it was fine, haha. I mean, is it so wrong to steal from one’s own catalog? Yes, it can be wrong, if you DO IT ALL THE TIME. But as far as this rare instance is concerned, well, I’m letting myself off the hook. And again, it was unintentional… So, the song was called “Vicki II” for the entirety of production, up until I finally got the lyrics written for it. It was certainly tempting to call this song, “Money, Money”, which felt almost tongue-in-cheek, the sort of title that harkens Top 40. I chose “Life Savings” because I wanted to emphasize that breakdown section that delves into the “wooden box with a broken lock”. That somehow feels like the lynchpin for the song, that I’m still not entirely sure why… I also like calling it “Life Savings” as an opportunity to ponder how odd and sad that term can seem, when you think about it. I recall a couple other times I borrowed from Slowdown Virginia, but those reasons were far clearer: “Dedication To Desertion” (from Such Blinding Stars…) borrows a motif from Slowdown, but that felt essential to us, as it was from a song we REALLY liked, yet never had the chance to release after Slowdown broke up. And one of our earliest songs, Dispenser, was actually a Slowdown Virginia song (and sounds like one). - Tim Kasher ~~ I intentionally tried to play exactly what Casey Caniglia [drummer of Slowdown Virginia] played for certain parts of Life Savings. A subtle nod to him and any old school Slowdown fans. - Clint Schnase .. 📷: @katyfnbaker
Cursive Oct 15, 2018
8 - Ghost Writer This was the last song to make it onto the record, up against a handful of songs that would have been suitable to take its place. There was a lot of disagreement on what final songs would be chosen for the record, and this song was initially placed in a pile we called “Summer songs”, i.e., songs we would look at later after Vitriola is finished. But due to the lack of consensus on what songs should complete the album, Mogis suggested we take Ghost Writer back into consideration. It still needed lyrics, resulting in the fastest and easiest lyrics I wrote for the entire project. They came together rather quickly one morning and I recorded them the next day. I think it helped to bring a new song into album consideration; as a few of the other songs had reached a stalemate, this one arrived fresh without that excess emotional baggage. It was a song we all could agree on. The earliest version of this song didn’t make the cut, due to a very poppy chorus we all initially devoured then discarded, which tends to be the problem with such pop confections. The “bridge” around the three quarter mark of the song, the part that starts with “It’s just a simple entry…”? Well, that’s actually the very “pop chorus” in question, but we switched the chords mostly to minor and, of course, didn’t allow it to be repeated two or three times throughout the song, as choruses traditionally do. This tends to be the Cursive way: take something pretty/catchy and mangle it. - Tim Kasher 📷: @katyfnbaker
Cursive Oct 14, 2018
7 - Everending Lyrically, this song went through some wholly different ideas before landing on this struggle of love in a temporal world. One version started with me on my death bed looking back at a life unfinished, loosely referencing “The Death of Ivan Ilyich”. It had a repeating line “Who is going to tell your story”, which a friend suggested felt a bit too similar to a song from “Hamilton”, haha. So be it. The earliest version of the song used the refrain, “Hold it over my dead body”, then, “Rolling over my dead body” - imagery and a play on words I wanted to use, but alas, didn’t make it into the final concept for the song. Along with “It’s Gonna Hurt”, this is among the first songs written for the album. I recall Clint (@klintor) giving his approval after we first worked on it, saying that he liked this style of writing quite a bit. That was enough encouragement to keep writing in this more laid-back, melancholy style, though I don’t think I ever hit on a song similar to this one again, which may have helped Everending make it on the record, as it feels set apart from the rest of the record. - Tim Kasher 📷: @katyfnbaker
Cursive Oct 13, 2018
6 - Ouroboros This is one of the songs off the album that I’ve maintained the most enthusiasm for. It was a shoe-in for opening track for the longest time, that is, until outside parties started hearing it and a sort of polarization occurred. Turns out, not everyone hears the song in the same positive light as we do, haha, which was enough for us to reconsider it’s premier placement at the top of the record. Fair enough, we still wholeheartedly believe in the song, and placing it in the middle offers it a different sort of weight, suggesting an emphasis of tying both ends of the record together. And hey, it gets that coveted “First Song On Side B” spot, for all the vinyl and cassette listeners out there. Though it didn’t get a complete lyrical overhaul as some other songs did, Ouroboros went through a serious lyrical editing process. There’s a lot of words in there, and a lot of ideas being thrown around, so I suppose it only makes sense. I had to scrub out the specter of our current Dingus In Office more on this song than perhaps any other, removing lines such as “A first world president seconds from third world war” and “a dickhead president of limited character” (referencing Twitter’s limited character usage). - Tim Kasher .. #ouroboros #vitriola #cursivearmy #behindthemusic #songwriting #cursive #arcstudio