Tim Kasher of Cursive Tour/ New Record

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With a headlining show tonight at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Tim Kasher of the Nebraska band CURSIVE continues on his massive national fall trek in support of his debut solo album, The Game Of Monogamy. The tour, which began in late September, runs through December 17th at The Rave (Downstairs) in Milwaukee, WI, and includes recently announced dates in Washington, DC (11/23), Atlanta, GA (11/28) and St. Louis, MO (12/15). In addition to the headlining shows, Kasher will again support Minus The Bear for two and a half weeks in late November and into December. Kasher will be backed by a full band on all dates.

Kasher’s excellent first solo Daytrotter session is also now online. The session features The Game Of Monogamy tracks “Bad, Bad Dreams,” “The Prodigal Husband,” and “No Fireworks,” as well as a cover of David Bowie’s “Soul Love.” Free MP3s of album tracks “Cold Love” and “I’m Afraid I’m Gonna Die Here” premiered earlier this fall on SPIN.com and RCRD LBL, respectively, and can now be downloaded and shared here (to directly embed the download widgets for both songs, please see the codes below). The video for “Cold Love,” directed by Kasher himself and featuring actress Molly Parker (Deadwood, Swingtown), premiered in late September on AOL Music’s Spinner blog and can also now be viewed here.

The Game Of Monogamy was released October 5th by Saddle Creek. The album is more of an arranged record than any of Kasher’s past releases with Cursive and The Good Life, and has been catching the attention of the press, including Alternative Press, The A.V. Club, Filter, Popmatters, SPIN, and USA Today. Filled with deceptively catchy classic pop, sweeping, grand arrangements, and alternately stark and lush instrumentation, the album explores the wide range of distinctly human emotions tangled up around relationships in a starched shirt society. The Game Of Monogamy was written and recorded in Whitefish, MT, last winter, co-produced by Kasher and Patrick Newbery (of Cursive, Lacona, Head Of Femur), who also helped with the arrangements and plays on the record. Erin Tate (Minus The Bear) and Matt Maginn (Cursive) also contributed drum and bass parts, respectively, and members of the Glacier National Symphony added classical instrument parts.


NOV. 24         CHAPEL HILL, NC                    LOCAL 506

NOV. 26         ORLANDO, FL                         THE SOCIAL

NOV. 27         TAMPA, FL                              CROWBAR

NOV. 28         ATLANTA, GA                          THE EARL

NOV. 29         ASHEVILLE, CA                       ORANGE PEEL*

NOV. 30         RALEIGH, NC                          LINCOLN THEATRE*

DEC. 1           NORFOLK, VA                         NORVA*

DEC. 2           YORK, PA                               STRAND*

DEC. 3           PHILADELPHIA, PA                  ELECTRIC FACTORY*

DEC. 4           NEW YORK, NY                       TERMINAL 5*

DEC. 6           PAWTUCKET, RI                      MET CAFÉ*

DEC. 7           BOSTON, MA                          WILBUR THEATRE*

DEC. 9           CLEVELAND, OH                     HOUSE OF BLUES*

DEC. 10         PONTIAC, MI                          CLUTCH CARGO’S*

DEC. 11         URBANA, IL                            CANOPY CLUB*

DEC. 12         COLUMBIA, MO                       THE BLUE NOTE*

DEC. 13         IOWA CITY, IA                        THE BLUE MOOSE*

DEC. 14         BLOOMINGTON, IN                  BLUEBIRD*

DEC. 15         ST. LOUIS, MO                        OFF BROADWAY

DEC. 16         CHICAGO, IL                          THE VIC THEATRE*

DEC. 17         MILWAUKEE, WI                     THE RAVE (Downstairs)*

* supporting Minus The Bear