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Mama, I'm Swollen

Author: brandon
03/08/2010 | Stereogum.com | www.stereogum.com | Album Review
Chances are "Discovering America" won't be mistakenly co-opted "Born In The U.S.A."-style by any major political campaigns. Cursive's new post-Mama, I'm Swollen track, which will be sold as a single with all profits benefiting the Denver-based American Indian College Fun, looks at the poor treatment of that community by the folks "discovering" America, the bias of history ("America, home of the brave / What the fuck was that supposed to mean?"), the casual institutionalized racism of "driving in my Cherokee to see the Redskins scalp the Chiefs," etc. It's not very subtle, but then neither was/is the aforementioned.

"Discovering America" is out 3/9 (tomorrow) via Saddle Creek in various digital locales. You can get more information about the American Indian College Fun at the organization's website. The band's on tour, sometimes in support of the Alkaline Trio, sometimes headlining on their own, and often at the House Of Blues.

03/08 Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights *
03/09 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre *
03/10 Harrisburg, PA @ The Abbey Bar
03/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero *
03/12 New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre *
03/13 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom *
03/14 Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel *
03/16 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre *
03/17 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend *
03/18 Charleston, SC @ Music Farm *
03/19 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *
03/20 Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live *
03/22 Orlando, FL @ House of Blues *
03/23 FT. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution *
03/24 Tallahassee, FL @ The Moon (Florida State Univ.)
03/25 New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues *
03/26 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live *
03/27 Dallas, TX @ Palladium Ballroom *
03/28 Austin, TX @ Emo's *
03/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
03/30 Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee *
04/01 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues *
04/02 Los Angeles, CA @ House Of Blues (Sunset Strip) *
04/03 Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues *

* w/ Alkaline Trio
Mama, I'm Swollen

Mama, I'm Swollen

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