Cursive to release Happy Hollow in August

    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.

     

    Tour Dates:

     

    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 Auditorium

    08-04, Chicago, IL Lollapalooza