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Cursive Announce New Album and Tour, Share New Song “Up and Away”

Devourer Due Out September 13 via Run For Cover

Jun 04, 2024

Omaha’s Cursive have announced a new album, Devourer, and shared its first single, “Up and Away.” They have also announced some new tour dates. More

Feb 13, 2023

Bright Eyes (Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Wolcott) have announced some new spring tour dates. More

Cursive Announce December 2022 Headline U.S. Tour Dates

In Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of Domestica

Nov 01, 2022

Cursive have announced headline U.S. tour dates for December 2022 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their third studio album, Domestica. More

Feb 21, 2022

Cursive frontman Tim Kasher has announced the release of his fourth solo studio album, Middling Age, which will be out on April 15 via 15 Passenger. He has also shared a self-directed video for the album’s lead single, “I Don’t Think About You.” More

Album of the Week: Elbow

Big Thief is the Runner-Up; Plus Stream the New Albums from Kim Gordon, Lindstrøm, Allah Las, Cursive, Mark Kozelek with Petra Haden, and More

Oct 11, 2019

Elbow have released a new album, Giants of All Sizes, today via Polydor/Verve Label Group and it’s our Album of the Week. Big Thief‘s Two Hands, on 4AD, is our close runner-up. Find more info on both albums below. More

Oct 01, 2019

Cursive have announced a new album, Get Fixed, and it’s due out very soon (next Friday, October 11). They have also shared a new song from it, “Stranded Satellite.” The album includes three songs the band has shared in the last month: “Barricades,” “Black Hole Town,” and “Marigolds.” More

Cursive Share Video for “Pick Up the Pieces”

Vitriola Out Now via 15 Passenger

May 01, 2019

Cursive released a new album, Vitriola, last October via the band’s own label, 15 Passenger. Now the band have shared a video for “Pick Up the Pieces.” Frontman Tim Kasher directed the clip, which in a press release he says “works as a foil to the more cynical song.” More

Joint Album of the Week: Madeline Kenney and Phosphorescent

Perfect Shapes Out Now via Carpark and C'est La Vie Out Now via Dead Oceans

Oct 05, 2018

This week we have a tie for Album of the Week, with both Madeline Kenney‘s Perfect Shapes and Phosphorescent‘s C’est La Vie taking the top spot. Below is info on both albums.

10 Best Songs of the Week: Flight of the Conchords, Lala Lala, Little Dragon, and More

Plus BADBADNOTGOOD, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Young Galaxy, Ryley Walker, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Sep 28, 2018

We tend to avoid including cover versions in our Songs of the Week list, as they are not truly new songs, but this week we have included two notable ones in our main list. We also rarely include live songs in our Top 10 songs, but have made a big exception this week. More

Sep 26, 2018

Cursive are releasing a new album, Vitriola, on October 5 via the band’s own label, 15 Passenger. Now they have shared another song from the album, “It’s Gonna Hurt.” The band has also announced some new tour dates. More

Cursive Share New Song “Under the Rainbow”

Vitriola Due Out October 5 via 15 Passenger

Sep 05, 2018

Cursive are releasing a new album, Vitriola, on October 5 via the band’s own label, 15 Passenger. Previously they shared its first single, “Life Savings.” Now they have shared another song from the album, “Under the Rainbow.” Listen below. More

Aug 08, 2018

Cursive have announced a new album, Vitriola, and shared its first single, “Life Savings.” Vitriola is due out October 5 via the band’s own label, 15 Passenger. Listen to “Life Savings” below via NPR. Also below are the album’s tracklist and cover art. More

Under the Radar Examines Music and Politics with the 2016 Protest Issue

Special Issue Takes On Sexism and Feminism in the Music Industry, Tackles the Election, and Features Amanda Palmer on the Cover

Sep 09, 2016

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our 2016 Protest Issue (out September, October, and into November), which is out now both digitally and on newsstands. We’ve done a Protest Issue every U.S. Presidential election year since 2004 and as before this issue features articles examining the intersection of music and politics and photo shoots with musicians holding protest signs of their own making. Then in mid-October we will be launching our charity Protest Auction, in which we auction off all the protest signs in the issue, with all profits going to the American Cancer Society. More

Cursive Announce Three Week Residency in Omaha

Playing The Waiting Room Throughout December

Nov 06, 2013

Cursive, who released their seventh full-length album I Am Gemini last year, have announced that they will take part in a three-week homtown residency in Omaha, NE this December at The Waiting Room. More

Listen: Tim Kasher - “Truly Freaking Out”

Sophomore Solo Album Adult Film Out Oct. 8

Aug 28, 2013

Best known for fronting Omaha indie rock veteran Cursive, Tim Kasher will release his sophomore album Adult Film this fall. More

Check Out Photos of FYF Fest 2012 - Day Two -Beirut, Yeasayer, Wild Nothing

Plus Atlas Sound, Liars, Father John Misty, Dinosaur Jr. and more!

Sep 04, 2012

On Sunday September 2, the nineth annual FYF Fest went down at Los Angeles’ State Historic Park in Downtown L.A. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to cover the action. Check out his shots of Atlas Sound,Beirut, Cursive, Desparecidos, Dinosaur Jr., Father John Misty, Glass Candy, Liars, Wild Nothing, and Yeasayer here. More

Watch: Cymbals Eat Guitars - “Definite Darkness”

Playing at Under the Radar’s SXSW Friday Party

Mar 13, 2012

Cymbals Eat Guitars have premiered a video for “Definite Darkness” from their sophomore release Lenses Alien, which was released in August via Barsuk. Watch the video here. More

Feb 01, 2012

Indie rock veterans Cursive continue to give up the goods with their forthcoming new album I Am Gemini, releasing yet another new cut called “Wowowow.” More

Listen: Cursive - “The Cat and Mouse”

New Track Off I Am Gemini

Jan 16, 2012

After announcing a massive number of tour dates and previewing their forthcoming work I Am Gemini with the track “The Sun and Moon,” Cursive have unveiled yet another track from the record called “The Cat and Mouse.” More

Cursive Announce New Tour Dates

Supporting I Am Gemini

Jan 04, 2012

After releasing “The Sun and Moon,” the first track off their upcoming concept album I Am Gemini, Cursive have announced a plethora of North American tour dates that will kick off in February. More

Listen: Cursive - “The Sun and Moon”

Off Upcoming I Am Gemini

Jan 02, 2012

Recently announcing the release of their seventh studio album, I Am Gemini, veteran rock group Cursive have decided to give fans a taste of their ambitious, conceptual work with the track, “The Sun and Moon.” More

Cursive Announce New Album “I Am Gemini”

Due out February 21 via Saddle Creek

Nov 16, 2011

Cursive has announced an ambitious new concept album called I Am Gemini (due February 21 via Saddle Creek). We have the details and forthcoming tour dates. More

Cursive Heads Back into the Studio, Tim Kasher to Tour

Working on Follow-up to Mama, I’m Swollen

Jul 27, 2011

Omaha-based indie rock outfit Cursive have announced that they are back in the studio working on the follow-up to 2009 Saddle Creek release, Mama, I’m Swollen. More

Bright Eyes Announce First New Album in Nearly Four Years

The People’s Key is Due February 15th on the Band's Longtime Label Saddle Creek.

Nov 30, 2010

After an extended hiatus, Bright Eyes are back with a brand new LP titled The People’s Key due in early 2011. We have the details. More

Cursive Announces November and December Headlining Tour Dates

Includes A Performance at Lash’s 6th Annual Toy Drive in Omaha, NE

Oct 16, 2009

Cursive will kick off their tour on November 24th at The Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS, continuing on with dates in Texas, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas and Missouri. More

Jun 29, 2009

Cursive played a sold-out show at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA Sunday night. More

Cursive to Release Limited Edition Record Store Day 10”

Record Stores…Yes, They’re Still Out There.

Apr 16, 2009

Cursive set to release a split 10”, tour. More


2016 Artist Survey: Tim Kasher of Cursive

Kasher on 2016's Best Albums, Trump and the Election, Stranger Things, Friends, Obama, and Scary Movies

Feb 02, 2017

For Under the Radar‘s 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Blue in a Red State: Learning to Live in an Us vs. Them Country

A Conversation with Cursive's Tim Kasher, The Mynabirds' Laura Burhenn, of Montreal's Kevin Barnes, Okkervil River's Will Sheff, and Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg

Nov 10, 2016

There’s a quote—now considered apocryphal—from legendary film critic Pauline Kael that for years stood as damning evidence of the extent to which people could exist in their own cultural and social bubbles. More


The Dividing Line

Jun 16, 2009

With Mama, I’m Swollen, Cursive has written the most polarizing album of their career. The band’s sixth album overall follows the vicious, raving song cycle about religion and angst that was 2006’s Happy Hollow, and its predecessor, the widely lauded masterpiece, 2003’s The Ugly Organ. But unlike those two works, this album has drawn both praise and critical disdain. Despite featuring some of songwriter/vocalist Tim Kasher’s most personal lyrics involving themes of growing older and confronting the realities of adulthood, it remains an album on which many fans and critics are split. Under the Radar caught up with Tim Kasher on day seven of what seems like a nonstop spring and summer tour to talk about fans, critics, Mama, and how to remain vibrant in an industry that forever compares artists with their most recognizable work. More


Dec 15, 2022

Legendary post hardcore outfits Thursday and Cursive rocked The Forge in Joliet earlier this month. More

Oct 10, 2018

There is a subset of Cursive fans for whom 2003’s The Ugly Organ remains one of the most vital and visceral indie rock offerings this side of the millennium. Pretty cool for said subset to scroll through the preemptive press on Vitriola and see a few mentions of it. More

Feb 22, 2012

I Am Gemini finds Cursive rediscovering both the fractured riffing of their earliest albums and the grand conceptual bent of albums such as The Ugly Organ, bolstered by the big, heavy production talents of Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, The Sword) and the big, heavy thematic inclinations of frontman Tim Kasher, who whipped up a little two-act play for the occasion. More