CURSIVE WINTER/SPRING TOUR UNDERWAY

Cursive premiered a full stream of their new album I Am Gemini today exclusively on RollingStone.com. The album, which won’t be available in stores until February 21st via Saddle Creek, can now be heard in its entirety here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/exclusive-stream-cursives-schizoid-concept-album-i-am-gemini-20120213. Earlier this month, Cursive premiered the second free MP3 download of album track “Wowowow” on Stereogum, while first single and free MP3 download “The Sun and Moon” premiered on RollingStone.com in early January. Download widgets for both tracks can be found via the Saddle Creek webstore (http://saddle-creek.com/store/515); embed codes for both can be found below.

Cursive kicked off their winter/spring North American headlining tour last night with a sold out show at the Larimer Lounge in Denver, CO, of which Westword’s Backbeat blog wrote, “…the sound was frantic, the lyrics were ambitious and the reaction was devout.” The dates continue tomorrow night at the Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT, and run through April 21st at Mojos in Columbia, MO. The tour also includes already sold out shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA, on February 24th and The Casbah in San Diego, CA, on February 26th.

I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in 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 – who make an appearance in “Wowowow”. Recorded at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), the album marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, with the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion, in order, from song 1 to song 13. The result is thirteen singularly cohesive song chapters that blend effortlessly into one unique narrative to create a dynamic, mind-bending, and imaginative ride.

Cursive is the longtime trio of Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), and Ted Stevens (guitar, vocals), with Patrick Newbery (keys) and Cully Symington (drums).

Cursive tour dates:

FEB. 14 SALT LAKE CITY, UT URBAN LOUNGE^

FEB. 15 BOISE, ID NEUROLUX^

FEB. 16 PULLMAN, WA BELLTOWER^

FEB. 17 SEATTLE, WA NEUMO’S**

FEB. 18 VANCOUVER, BC MEDIA CLUB**

FEB. 19 PORTLAND, OR BUNK BAR**

FEB. 20 EUGENE, OR WOW HALL**

FEB. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL**

(Noise Pop festival)

FEB. 24 LOS ANGELES, CA TROUBADOUR** (SOLD OUT)

FEB. 25 POMONA, CA GLASSHOUSE**

FEB. 26 SAN DIEGO, CA CASBAH** (SOLD OUT)

FEB. 27 TEMPE, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM**

FEB. 28 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD**

MAR. 1 WICHITA, KS ABODE**

MAR. 2 KANSAS CITY, MO RECORD BAR**

MAR. 3 OMAHA, NE SLOWDOWN**

MAR. 22 IOWA CITY, IA THE MILL#

MAR. 23 MINNEAPOLIS, MN 400 BAR#

MAR. 24 MADISON, WI HIGH NOON SALOON#

MAR. 25 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL#

MAR. 26 CHAMPAIGN, IL HIGH DIVE#

MAR. 27 ANN ARBOR, MI THE BLIND PIG#

MAR. 28 PITTSBURGH, PA MR. SMALL’S#

MAR. 29 CLEVELAND, OH GROG SHOP#

MAR. 30 BUFFALO, NY MOHAWK#

MAR. 31 TORONTO, ONT HORSESHOE TAVERN#

APR. 2 BOSTON, MA MIDDLE EAST#

APR. 3 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM#

APR. 4 NEW YORK, NY BOWERY BALLROOM#

APR. 5 PHILADELPHIA, PA UNION TRANSFER#

APR. 6 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT#

APR. 7 RALEIGH, NC KING’S BARCADE#

APR. 8 ATLANTA, GA THE EARL#

APR. 9 ST. AUGUSTINE, FL CAFÉ ELEVEN#

APR. 10 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL#

APR. 11 TALLAHASSEE, FL CLUB DOWN UNDER#

APR. 13 HOUSTON, TX FITZGERALD’S#

APR. 14 AUSTIN, TX MOHAWK#

APR. 15 DALLAS, TX TREES#

APR. 16 LITTLE ROCK, AR REVOLUTION MUSIC ROOM

APR. 17 MEMPHIS, TN HI TONE#

APR. 18 LEXINGTON, KY COSMIC CHARLIE’S#

APR. 19 COVINGTON, KY BANGARANGS#

APR. 20 ST. LOUIS, MO OFF BROADWAY#

APR. 21 COLUMBIA, MO MOJOS#

* Ume support

^ Ume and Mt. Moriah support

** Ume and Virgin Islands support

# Cymbals Eat Guitars and Conduits support

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