Cursive

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": indie indie rock emo alternative saddle creek rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Taking their cue from challenging indie rock outfits such as Fugazi and Superchunk, the Omaha, Nebraska, USA quartet Cursive was formed during 1995. Although most of its members, Tim Kasher (vocals/guitar), Matt Maginn (bass/vocals), and Steve Pedersen (guitar/vocals), had played together in previous bands, it was not until all three joined up with drummer Clint Schnase that everything clicked and Cursive was born. Shortly after their formation, Cursive issued, ‘The Disruption’ and ‘Sucker And Dry’, before completing work on 1997’s debut, Such Blinding Stars For Starving Eyes. Two more singles followed, ‘The Icebreaker’ and a split 10-inch with the Austin, Texas outfit Silver Scooter, before the quartet released 1998’s ambitious The Storms Of Early Summer: Semantics Of Song. Detailing the course of a person’s complete breakdown, the lyrical concept was perfectly complemented by the band’s thundering post-rock...

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