Author: Jeff DeRoche
(Meow Meow) Cursive performs with a stupefying immediacy. The band has a pummeling rhythm section and violent guitar melodies, all of which are played out with fierce, mathematical precision. As vocalist Tim Kasher's face goes the blood-red of suffering, one feels unable to separate from the apparent depth of his investment. It seems masochistic to write, record, and then perform the intimate, life-changing revelations contained in their latest release, last year's Cursive's Domestica.