The Game of Monogamy
Author: Tim Karan
While Tim Kasher's been releasing music for more than a decade—first with Cursive, then with the Good Life—never before has he decided to go the straight-up solo album route. And while fans of his previous work will definitely find things to enjoy on Kasher's solo debut, you should definitely expect the unexpected—like a harp, for instance. "It's the first time I've ever written for the harp, which is the lone instrument for 'The Prodigal Husband' as well as the opening of 'Monogamy,'" Kasher explains. The singer decamped to a house in Whitefish, Montana, for recording, with Minus The Bear's Erin Tate contributing drum parts and Cursive touring trumpeter/keyboardist Patrick Newbery co-producing alongside Kasher. "The house I rented in Whitefish had excellent acoustics in the second-floor bedroom, so I bought a twin bed to take up less space and proceeded to record much of the album in that bedroom," he says. "It had a wonderful view of Big Mountain, which would have been more inspiring if I were interested in anything whatsoever related to mountains."