Thursday, 12 May 2016


Cursive are a four-piece indie rock/emo/post-hardcore band from Omaha, Nebraska that formed in 1995. They briefly broke up between 1998 and 1999, and have been active ever since. I figure a lot of people are already familiar with this band, mainly because of the constant requests they get, plus the simple fact that they're Cursive. They're a classic Saddle Creek band, and have been incredibly influential on indie/emo music as a whole. Both Domestica and The Ugly Organ are mandatory listening, which isn't even beginning to touch upon the entirety of their discography. There's just no band like them, whether it be the unique instrumentation, Tim Kasher's distinct voice, whatever it may be, Cursive are one of a kind. Enjoy.

1. A Disruption In The Normal Swing Of Things
2. There's A Coldest Day Every Year
3. The Knowledgeable Hasbeens
4. A Disruption In Our Line Of Influence

1. After The Movies
2. Downhill Racers
3. Ceiling Crack
4. The Dirt Of The Vineyard
5. Target Group
6. Eight Light Minutes
7. Vermont
8. Dedication To Desertion
9. Warped The Wood Floors
10. Retirement
11. The Farewell Party

1. Polar (Intro)
2. Icebreakers
3. Pivotal
4. Polar

1. The Rhyme Scheme
2. A Career In Transcendence
3. The Road To Financial Stability
4. Tempest
5. Break In The New Year
6. Proposals
7. Semantics Of Sermon
8. A Little Song And Dance
9. When Summer's Over Will We Dream of Spring
10. Northern Winds
11. Absence Makes The Day Go Longer

1. The Casualty
2. The Martyr
3. Shallow Means, Deep Ends
4. Making Friends And Acquintances
5. A Red So Deep
6. The Lament Of Pretty Baby
7. The Game Of Who Needs Who The Worst
8. The Radiator Hums
9. The Night I Lost The Will To Fight

1. Sink To The Great Beat
2. The Great Decay
3. Tall Tales, Telltales
4. Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?
5. Fairytales Tell Tales

1. The Ugly Organist
2. Some Red Handed Slight Of Hand
3. Art Is Hard
4. The Recluse
5. Herald! Frankenstein
6. Butcher The Song
7. Driftwood: A Fairy Tale
8. A Gentleman Caller
9. Harold Weathervein
10. Bloody Murderer
11. Sierra
12. Staying Alive

1. Dispenser
2. Pivotal
3. Sucker & Dry
4. Icebreakers
5. And The Bit Just Chokes Them
6. There's A Coldest Day In Every Year
7. Disruption In The Normal Swing Of Things
8. Nostalgia
9. The Knowledgeable Hasbeens
10. Polar
11. A Disruption In Our Lines Of Influence
12. I Thought There'd Be More Than This

1. Opening The Hymnal/Babies
2. Dorothy at Forty
3. Big Bang
4. Bad Sects
5. Flag And Family
6. Dorothy Dreams Of Tornadoes
7. Retreat!
8. The Sunks
9. At Conception
10. So-So Gigolo
11. Bad Science
12. Into The Fold
13. Rise Up! Rise Up!
14. Hymns For The Heathen

1. In The Now
2. From The Hips
3. I Couldn't Love You
4. Donkeys
5. Caveman
6. We're Going To Hell
7. Mama, I'm Satan
8. Let Me Up
9. Mama, I'm Swollen
10. What Have I Done?

1. This House Alive
2. Warmer Warmer
3. The Sun And Moon
4. Drunken Birds
5. Lullaby For No Name
6. Double Dead
7. Gemini
8. Twin Dragon / Hello Skeleton
9. Wowowow
10. This House A Lie
11. The Cat And Mouse
12. A Birthday Bash
13. Eulogy For No Name


  1. Please post Listener! You've mentioned them in a few posts but never posted their music. They've only got 4 albums, but if you could post the most recent three, I think a lot of people would enjoy it!

  2. GREAT!!! I love this band since I reconized miself. Thanks from Brazil.

  3. So glad to see these guys here. Lovely blog

  4. No "8 Teeth to Eat You"? "Excerpts from Various Notes..." is one of Cursive's best songs

  5. I really think that the band Lydia belongs on your list!

  6. The album The Difference Between Houses And Homes (2005) that you have uploaded is actually burst and bloom ep for the first 6 songs. I'm not sure what the other cursive songs are on there but they aren't the songs they are titled to be. FYI.

  7. How does Saddle Creek always get such unique "out there" bands on the label? These dudes rule