It's been a few years since the world has heard from Cursive. Its last recording was 2009's Mama I'm Swollen. But the Omaha, Neb.-based indie/emo band has just hit the road for a string of dates to hype the release of its next opus, I Am Gemini, which comes out Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Neurolux will be the third stop on a 46-date tour that will keep Cursive on the road through April.
For I Am Gemini, Cursive scaled back the instrumentation, losing the horns and much of its chaotic production. Songs are smoother and less angular. If early Cursive aped parts of freeform jazz, new Cursive takes cues from radio pop.
But there was always smooth, pop songwriting lingering beneath the rawer sound of the early band. Cursive's new style brings that to the forefront, pairing it with solid rock chops that slice through all the noise.[ Video is no longer available. ]