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 lifeâ€™s miseries and mysteries, Mama, Iâ€™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, Iâ€™m Swollen is a natural progression that remains distinctively Cursive: a fluid amalgamation of the bandâ€™s sound past, present, and future â€“ a band that both your punk kid sister and English lit grad student best friend can call their own.
Mama, Iâ€™m Swollen is also one very simple thing: an amazing Cursive record, proving yet again whyâ€“after all these yearsâ€“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