Friday, February 24, 2012

Cursive's I Am Gemini out now and streaming in full; US tour underway Cursive's I Am Gemini out now and streaming in full; US tour underway

I Am Gemini, the new full-length from Cursive, is in stores now. The record premiered last week at and is now streaming in full at Spinner. Two free tracks from the record are also available via Saddle Creek.

The record has been getting some great reviews, with The A.V. Club calling it "...forceful, a demanding rock-driven opus..." and Magnet noting that it " with a dexterous theatricality that complements its over-the-top story," in addition to praise from Alternative Press, CMJ ("a brave and experimental turn in a new direction"), Paste, Penthouse, and Vice, among others.

Cursive's massive US tour continues tonight with a sold out show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. The tour runs through April 21. Check out the remaining dates below.

Cursive – I Am Gemini CD/LP/Digital - February 21, 2012

I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical story about Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth.  One good, one evil: are they two halves of one whole? An unexpected reunion at 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.

Cursive’s seventh full-length album, I Am Gemini, was recorded at Omaha’s ARC Studios with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis) and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA. The album follows in the footsteps of four acclaimed, inventive predecessors – Cursive’s Domestica (2000), The Ugly Organ (2003), Happy Hollow (2006), and Mama, I’m Swollen (2009), which was praised by Alternative Press, Billboard, Playboy, Rolling Stone, and Time Out New York, among others. The band made their network television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman in March 2009, performing “From The Hips” off Mama.

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).

Cursive Tour Dates - Winter 2012
Fri-Feb-24, Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour (Sold Out)
Sat-Feb-25, Pomona, CA, Glasshouse
Sun-Feb-26, San Diego, CA, Casbah (Sold Out)
Mon-Feb-27, Phoenix, AZ, Zia Records (Free in-store at 7pm)
Mon-Feb-27, Tempe, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
Tue-Feb-28, Albuquerque, NM, Launchpad
Thu-Mar-01, Wichita, KS, Abode
Fri-Mar-02, Kansas City, MO, Record Bar
Sat-Mar-03, Omaha, NE, Slowdown
Thu-Mar-22, Iowa City, IA, The Mill
Fri-Mar-23, Minneapolis, MN, 400 Bar
Sat-Mar-24, Madison, WI, High Noon Saloon
Sun-Mar-25, Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
Mon-Mar-26, Champaign, IL, Hi Dive
Tue-Mar-27, Ann Arbor, MI, The Blind Pig
Wed-Mar-28, Pittsburgh, PA, Mr. Small's
Thu-Mar-29, Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop
Fri-Mar-30, Buffalo, NY, Mohawk
Sat-Mar-31, Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern
Mon-Apr-02, Boston, MA, Middle East (Downstairs)
Tue-Apr-03, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom
Wed-Apr-04, New York, NY, Bowery Ballroom (Sold Out)
Thu-Apr-05, Philadelphia, PA, Union Transfer
Fri-Apr-06, Washington, DC, Black Cat
Sat-Apr-07, Durham, NC, King's Barcade
Sun-Apr-08, Atlanta, GA, The Earl
Mon-Apr-09, St. Augustine, FL, Cafe 11
Tue-Apr-10, Orlando, FL, The Social
Wed-Apr-11, Tallahassee, FL, Club Downunder
Fri-Apr-13, Houston, TX, Fitzgerald's
Sat-Apr-14, Austin, TX, Mohawk
Sun-Apr-15, Dallas, TX, Trees
Mon-Apr-16, Little Rock, AR, Revolution Music Room
Tue-Apr-17, Memphis, TN, Hi Tone
Wed-Apr-18, Lexington, KY, Cosmic Charlies
Thu-Apr-19, Covington, KY, Bangarangs
Fri-Apr-20, St. Louis, MO, Off Broadway
Sat-Apr-21, Columbia, MO, Mojos
2/12-3/3 with Ume
2/14-15 with Mount Moriah
2/17-3/3 with Virgin Islands
3/22-4/21 with Cymbals Eat Guitars, Conduits

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