Burst and Bloom
08/01/2001 | Impact Press | Album Review
Burst and Bloom is a five-song follow-up tolast year's critically acclaimed Domestica. The first track, "Sink to the Beat," serves as aletter of intent for the band and the EP. There are references to Shudder to Think, Fugazi,and the Chapel Hill scene, all of which hint at, but don't fully describe, Cursive's music. Theyeven describe the EP as a "cheap strategy" and "marketing scheme" to build "awarenessfor the next LP." As the song slowly builds, you can sense the impending musical explosion;when it arrives, it is much more intense and powerful than you had anticipated. And that'sjust the first song. The five songs from the latest Cursive marketing scheme leave you wanting more, and soon. So, when's that full length coming out?