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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: Jesse Priest
03/31/2009 | Underthedog.com | www.underthedog.com | Album Review
I was happy to find this in my inbox this afternoon. A Cursive video. Yes I know I write a ton of articles and these guys sound like Cat Power when compared to most of the other bands on here, but I would never do you wrong.

The video is directed by Michael Grodner and is a great concept because it's not a standard performance video. There is so much more going on. Plus, it's not completely visually literal to the lyrics. I hate most videos like that.

Now this might be old news to someone who reads a ton of blogs, Cursive is hitting a lot of radars these days, but the performance of From The Hips on Letterman is quite dynamic and solid from start to finish.

AHA! Were you surprised to see the house brass join in near the end. Cursive's very first television appearance and they nail it. Keep it up Tim, now where are those west coast tour dates?

APR. 24 ST. LOUIS, MO THE FIREBIRD
APR. 25 MEMPHIS, TN HI TONE
APR. 26 NASHVILLE, TN MERCY LOUNGE*
APR. 27 BIRMINGHAM, AL BOTTLETREE*
APR. 28 PENSACOLA, FL SLUGGOS*
APR. 29 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL*
APR. 30 ORLANDO, FL THE SOCIAL*
MAY 1 ATLANTA, GA VARIETY PLAYHOUSE*
MAY 2 CARRBORO, NC CAT'S CRADLE*
MAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC BLACK CAT*
MAY 4 STATE COLLEGE, PA THE STATE THEATRE*
MAY 5 PITTSBURGH, PA DIESEL*
MAY 6 DETROIT, MI MAGIC STICK*
MAY 7 MILWAUKEE, WI TURNER HALL
MAY 8 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE
MAY 9 CHICAGO, IL BOTTOM LOUNGE
*with MAN MAN
Mama, I'm Swollen

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