CURSIVE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM GET FIXED
SECOND LP IN AS MANY YEARS OUT NEXT FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH
October Dates with Against Me! Followed By November Headline Tour
with Cloud Nothings
“Cursive are almost certainly up to something.” — Stereogum
It’s true: on the heels of dropping a new single each week since September 13th, the Omaha, NE band today announced that their second new album in as many years, Get Fixed, will arrive next Friday, October 11th, via their own 15 Passenger Records. Cursive has also shared a fourth and final single from the LP, the bristling “Stranded Satellite;” listen via a lyric video HERE. The follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Vitriola—which earned high praise from NPR Music, Noisey, Stereogum, Pitchfork, SPIN, Paste, NYLON, FLOOD, The Talkhouse, and Under the Radar, among many others—Get Fixed is now available for pre-order via 15 Passenger.
Get Fixed ripples with the visceral intensity and keen, unexpected melodicism for which Cursive has long been celebrated, as illustrated in searing first single “Barricades;” the alternately pummeling and anthemic “Black Hole Town;” and the more atmospheric, moody “Marigolds.” While the album was largely born out of the same sessions as Vitriola with founding drummer Clint Schnase, “Stranded Satellite” and “Black Hole Town” were recorded this year and feature touring drummer Pat Oakes. “We’re quite proud of the work we’ve done on both Vitriola and Get Fixed,” explains singer/guitarist Tim Kasher in a letter describing the genesis of the new album. “In certain ways, they may forever be considered companion pieces, but Get Fixed feels as though it’s been emancipated from the Vitriola session: the extra care and attention it received has helped it develop an identity very much its own. These songs of anger, frustration, helplessness and loss feel more poignant to us now than even a year ago — we’re thrilled to finally introduce them to our world.” More information on Get Fixed—which was produced by Mike Mogis and Cursive—can be read in the entire letter from Kasher HERE, alongside band photos and album art.
Cursive will head back out on the road mid-month for a run of dates supporting Against Me! as well as two headline shows in Philadelphia, PA, and Brooklyn, NY (sold out). In November, the band will embark on a month-long headline tour throughout the southeast and southwest with Cloud Nothings supporting. A current itinerary is below.
Get Fixed tracklist:
3. I Am Goddamn
4. Stranded Satellite
6. Horror Is A Human Being
7. Black Hole Town
8. Look What’s Become Of Us
9. Get Fixed
10. Content Conman
11. What’s Gotten Into You?
Cursive Tour Dates:
10/18 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
10/19 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom*
10/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/21- Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus (SOLD OUT)
10/22 - Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/23 - Boston, MA @ Royale*
10/24 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*
10/25 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live*
11/07 - St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall#
11/08 - Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone#
11/09 - Lexington, KY @ The Burl#
11/10 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In#
11/12 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle#
11/13 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade#
11/14 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits#
11/15 - Tampa, FL @ Crowbar#
11/16 - Miami, FL @ The Ground#
11/17 - Orlando, FL @ The Social#
11/18 - Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall#
11/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Republic NOLA#
11/20 - Houston, TX @ Satellite#
11/21 - McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey#
11/22 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk#
11/23 - Dallas, TX @ Trees#
* supporting Against Me!
# Cloud Nothings and The Appleseed Cast support
CURSIVE ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNIVERSARY REMASTERED REISSUES OF FIRST TWO ALBUMS: 1997’S SUCH BLINDING STARS FOR STARVING EYES & 1998’S THE STORMS OF EARLY SUMMER: SEMANTICS OF SONG
Cursive has announced plans to reissue remastered versions of their first two albums, 1997’s debut Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and 1998’s The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song in celebration of the 20th anniversary of both albums. Both releases will arrive in stores on December 1, 2017 via their own newly formed label, 15 Passenger, and Stars is now available for pre-order HERE, while Storms is available HERE.
Remastered by Ed Brooks (Pearl Jam, Fleet Foxes, Mastodon; The Ugly Organ remasters) from the original tapes, both albums will be available for purchase digitally and on vinyl. The vinyl editions will be limited to 2,000 copies and printed on 180-gram, two-color records: Stars will be blue with a white starburst pattern; Storms will be clear vinyl with a white swirl/smoke pattern and mark the first time the album has ever been released on vinyl in the U.S. The Stars reissue features a foreword written by Tom Mullen of Washed Up Emo, while Storms features forewords by Ted Stevens (Cursive’s current guitarist who joined in 2000 following the departure of Stephen Pedersen) and the band’s longtime friend and European tour manager, Oliver Wyczisk. Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes and The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song feature the original Cursive line-up of Tim Kasher (vocals, guitar), Matt Maginn (bass), Stephen Pedersen (guitar), and Clint Schnase (drums).
Originally released by Crank! Records (Stars) and Saddle Creek (Storms), the albums introduced the Omaha, NE-based band to the world and were the entry point for a devoted following that remains reverential some 20 years later. While these albums document a band in the early stages of a now-storied career, both Stars and Storms already showcased the trademarks for which Cursive has now become known: complex yet lyrical melodies and angular guitars, a heady mix of hushed and noisy dynamics, and Kasher’s incisive, confessional lyricism and singular voice -- which Pitchfork would later describe as “a more earnest, volatile, emotionally charged voice cannot be found.”