Throughout this period, Cursive was often on official hiatus; at one point Kasher started a side project dubbed The Good Life where he recorded more material than his primary band.
Eventually he returned to concentrate on Cursive, first with 2006’s brass-flavored and politically/socially conscious Happy Hollow and then with 2009’s straightforward and only sporadically understood Mama, I’m Swollen. With the just released I Am Gemini, Kasher has taken Cursive down a sonic path that blends the edgy quirk of the band’s early output and the more conventional but still clearly off kilter bash-and-bounce of their recent work against a pinwheeling conceptual blueprint concerning good-and-evil, separated-at-birth twins Cassius and Pollock that either rankled or tickled critics.For the album and subsequent tour, the band’s longtime creative core of Kasher, bassist Matt Maginn and guitarist/vocalist Ted Stevens is joined by keyboardist Patrick Newbery and drummer Cully Symington. Based on the adrenaline level of I Am Gemini, expect a delightfully wild ride on this year’s version of the Cursive coaster.
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