The Ugly Organ
The Saddle Creek crew is hitting the music scene hard this year with great releases. One of their proud members, Cursive is back with another triumph of an album. It's filled with dark, spooked out anthems containing catchy hooks that enable you to jump around to. The music is at times melodic and at times chaotic ("Art is Hard"), yet still compasses a sense of rhythm. The lyrics on songs like "Some Red Handed Slight of Hand" contains an overall sense of darkness. One that you might make you feel that you are listening to The Birthday Party. Cursive end the album by bringing some of the rest of the Saddle Creek crew along to add some fresh flavor. The Faint, Bright Eyes and others come together to create an inspiring scream for life on "Staying Alive". Bloody wonderful!