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 characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils and conjoined twin sisters.
Cursive's seventh full-length album was recorded in Omaha, Nebraska at ARC studios with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis) and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, Washington. I AM GEMINI follows in the footsteps of four acclaimed, inventive predessors - 'Cursive's Domestica' (2000), The Ugly Organ (2003), Happy Hollow (2006) and 'Mama, I'm Swollen' (2009). 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).
Praise for Cursive:
Mojo - **** angular pop brilliance and sardonic lyricism.. acid-dipped guitars, bleating bass, lunatic fairground organs and roaring noise
The Sun - 4.5/5 Sheer brilliance
Rolling Stone - sharp, seriously scary stories about f**ked-up families, inkblot tests, masturbation and lots of speculation about how he's going to hell. Kasher's band sounds equally manic as it cranks out a dizzying range of amped-up hardcore, horn-powered country rock and angular balladry.
The Fly - Tortured, sweaty and with his heart hanging from his mouth, Tim Kasher and company demonstrate how anger and angst can and should be channeled into music. Magnificently intense
Rock Sound - 9/10 Always one step ahead of their peers, Cursive have raised the bar once again. We salute them
NME - Ten Tracks You Have To Hear This Week Tim Kasher croons gorgeously over a vulnerable shimmer of guitar that rumbles into life like Archers Of Loaf making DIY Bright Eyes videos and playing them at the IMAX.
Clash - 8/10 With catchy hooks and swirling carousel melodies Cursive deliver roaring poetic bar tales of dysfunction and disappointment.
Free 2012 sampler 6th December 2012 This year we've had the pleasure of working with 12 incredible bands on their new music, marking the most successful year so far for our little label. As a thank you to all who've supported us through this, we've put a free sampler online featuring a song from each. Click for more information.
Cursive / Kevin Devine UK tour! 18th April 2012 It looks like the 'Tour Of The Year' title has already been taken for 2012 then. June sees Cursive AND Kevin Devine hit the UK for 9 shows, including a couple in Ireland. The full list is but a click away...
Cursive vinyl photos and album stream 15th February 2012 The Cursive 12" vinyl picture discs arrived this week and are shipping as I type this. How good do they look?! You can still pick one up from our webstore. The album is now available to stream in all it's wonder via the Rolling Stone website...
Cursive picture disc! 6th January 2012 We're absolutely delighted to announce the release of Cursive's brilliant new album on limited edition 12" vinyl picture disc here in the UK!