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Album of the Year

Author: Micah Harding
07/26/2004 | Pitchfork Media | www.pitchforkmedia.com | Live Show Preview
The Good Life, aka Cursive frontman Tim Kasher's excuse to explore the softer, more sensitive side of his melodic muse, are set to release their third full-length, Album of the Year, via Saddle Creek (where else?) on August 10th. This record hotsteps May's Lovers Need Lawyers EP, highlighting a patch of relative prolificness amidst an otherwise sparse studio career. If the hopefully titled Album of the Year is on par with the recent EP, which proved that a mild departure from Kasher's wannabe-Robert Smith stylings are A-OK, the new effort promises to rock just a little harder and cry a little bit less. Tracklist of the year:

01 Album of the Year
02 Night and Day
03 Under a Honeymoon
04 You're No Fool
05 Notes in His Pockets
06 You're Not You
07 October Leaves
08 Lovers Need Lawyers
09 Inmates
10 Needy
11 A New Friend
12 Two Years This Month

Now, considering that Cursive have been touring for the better part of a year and a half, it's kinda hard to figure where Kasher found the time to actually record a fucking album, but it appears that he did. And now it's back to the road-- The Good Life will be touring throughout the remainder of July and the first part of August. The dates:

07-26 Carrboro, NC - Go Studios
07-27 Atlanta, GA - Echo Lounge
07-29 St. Louis, MO - Rocker Bar
08-01 Hamburg, Germany - Knust
08-02 Berlin, Germany - Magnet
08-03 Dresden, Germany - Star Club
08-04 Frankfurt, Germany - Cooky's
08-05 Pully, Switzerland - For Noise Festival
08-06 Liege, Belgium - Soundstation
08-07 Bristol, England - Polish Club
08-08 Leeds, England - Fenton
08-09 Manchester, England - Satan's Hollow
08-10 London, England - Underworld
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