Cursive Shares New Track "Life Savings," Announces New Album

It happened. It happened! Cursive announced today that their first album in six yearsVitriola, will drop October 5, 2018 on the band’s own label, 15 Passenger.  A foreboding track that carries a heavy weight despite its soaring bridge, “Life Savings” sets the tone for the rest of Vitriola and in many ways encapsulates all things Cursive: seething vocals, angular and intertwining guitars, bone-quaking bass, and pounding drums — which are courtesy of founding member Clint Schnase for the first time since 2006’s Happy HollowVitriola is Cursive’s debut self-release of a new album through 15 Passenger.
Recorded at hometown Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios with Mike Mogis — who last co-produced with Cursive on Happy Hollow— Vitriola takes a different approach than the tightly woven conceptual albums of the band’s past. It is less rigidly themed and more responsive, and finds the band struggling with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand. There’s a palpable unease that wells beneath Vitriola’s simmering requiems and fist-shakers: at its core, the album is about a search for meaning that keeps coming up empty and finding the will to keep going despite the fear of a dark future. The album directs frustration and anger not only at the universe at large and a modern society that seems to grow more confusing, unstable, and chaotic with each passing day, but also inwardly towards ourselves — illustrating an uncommon self-awareness that’s become a hallmark of Kasher’s songwriting. “Vitriola was written as a reaction to an ulcer I now live with as a result of all the ‘vitriol’ seeping into our daily lives,” explains Kasher. “Rather than contributing to the anger, hopefully, this record can be witnessed as a reflection of our collective anxieties, and perhaps offer a little catharsis.”


Vitriola track listing:
  1. Free To Be Or Not To Be You And Me
  2. Pick Up The Pieces
  3. It’s Gonna Hurt
  4. Under The Rainbow
  5. Remorse
  6. Ouroboros
  7. Everending
  8. Ghost Writer
  9. Life Savings
  10. Noble Soldier/Dystopian Lament
Cursive tour dates:
Thu-Oct-18       Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*
Fri-Oct-19         St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
Sat-Oct-20       Louisville, KY @ Headliners*
Sun-Oct-21      Nashville, TN @ Basement East*
Tue-Oct-23       Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury*
Wed-Oct-24      Tampa, FL @ PRE FEST 6
Thu-Oct-25       Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room^
Fri-Oct-26         Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 17
Sat-Oct-27       Orlando, FL @ The Social^
Sun-Oct-28      Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits*
Tue-Oct-30       Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*
Wed-Oct-31      Charlotte, NC @ The Underground*
Thu-Nov-01      Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
Fri-Nov-02        Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club#
Sat-Nov-03       Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
Sun-Nov-04      Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony*
Tue-Nov-06      Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*
Wed-Nov-07     New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *
Thu-Nov-08      Boston, MA @ Paradise*
Fri-Nov-09        Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom*
Sat-Nov-10       Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall*
Sun-Nov-11      Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater#
Mon-Nov-12     Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*
Tue-Nov-13      Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
Wed-Nov-14     Detroit, MI @ El Club*
Thu-Nov-15      Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall^
Fri-Nov-16        Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
Sat-Nov-17       St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
Sun-Nov-18      Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*
* Meat Wave, Campdogzz support
^ Campdogzz supports
# Meat Wave supports