Mama, I'm Swollen
Author: Tony Libera
Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes) and Tim Kasher – Cursive's frontman – have been chums since their early days pioneering the Omaha Sound (Read: minor chords, hyper-emotion and Saddle Creek Records). While Oberst has since discovered roots music and calmed his once outburst-prone temperament, Kasher is still letting it all hang out. That's not a bad thing, though, as Cursive's aggressive brand of cerebral emo is as engaging, well crafted and relevant as ever. Approaching their fifteenth year of existence, they've gathered a rabid fan base and should tear up First Ave. with the same fervor Kasher does Polaroid's of exes.