I AM GEMINI is the seventh album from Cursive and is available now.
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.
The 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.
Cursive - I Am Gemini
BSM 126 · Feb 2012