After a lengthy sabbatical, Cursive are finally set to release an album of new material this summer, with the impending release of Happy Hollow. The disctheir first since 2003s The Ugly Organis set for release on August 22 on Saddle Creek records, and sees the group pared down to the original foursome of Tim Kasher, Matt Maginn, Clint Schnase, and Ted Stevens.
So what should we expect from the band after such a lengthy lay-off? Apparently a lot more fun. The band promises a bouncy, buoyant release that will include the addition of piano, horns and the accordion into the sonic mix. How this will mesh with the supposed lyrical themes of shattered American dreams, small-town malaise and religious hypocrisy is anyones guess, but well find out soon enough.
Those who want a sneak peek at the new material might want to consider catching the band on their brief summer tour. The band is also promising a full-blown trek in September.
07-05, Champaign, IL – Canopy Club
07-06, Lansing, MI – Temple Club
07-07, Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
07-08, Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
07-09, New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
07-10, New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
07-11, Norfolk, VA – NorVA
07-12 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
07-13, Newport, KY – Southgate House
07-14, Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
07-15, Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium08-04, Chicago, IL Lollapalooza