Cursive – Mama, I’m Swollen – LP May 19, 2009 and Tour

Since Cursive burst onto the music scene with their 1997 debut album, the band has consistently and continually churned out heady albums heralded by critics and fans alike. Wrestling with life’s miseries and mysteries, Mama, I’m Swollen is an album brimming with the universal, questioning the human condition, social morality, and the ”Peter Pan Syndrome” of grown men.

From the charging bass lines of album opener ”In The Now” to the quiet first chords of confessional closer ”What Have I Done?”, Mama, I’m Swollen is a natural progression that remains distinctively Cursive: a fluid amalgamation of the band’s sound past, present, and future – a band that both your punk kid sister and English lit grad student best friend can call their own.

Mama, I’m Swollen is also one very simple thing: an amazing Cursive record, proving yet again why–after all these years–the quartet remains one of the most exciting and inventive rock bands today.

Cursive – Spring 2009

Fri-Apr-24, St. Louis, MO, The Firebird
Sat-Apr-25, Memphis, TN, Hi Tone
Sun-Apr-26, Nashville, TN, Mercy Lounge
Mon-Apr-27, Birmingham, AL, Bottletree
Tue-Apr-28, Pensacola, FL, Sluggos
Wed-Apr-29, Orlando, FL, The Social
Thu-Apr-30, Orlando, FL, The Social
Fri-May-01, Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse
Sat-May-02, Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
Sun-May-03, Washington, DC Black Cat
Tue-May-05, Pittsburgh, PA, Diesel
Wed-May-06, Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
Thu-May-07, Milwaukee, WI, Turner Hall
Fri-May-08, Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue
Sat-May-09, Chicago, IL, Bottom Lounge
3/13-18 with Ladyfinger (ne) and Little Brazil
4/26-5/6 with Man Man

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