The band's acclaimed new LP 'Vitriola' is out now

Cursive today premiered the video for their song “Life Savings” via Dread Central, and the clip -- directed by Matt Hewitt, and starring Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova) and Morgan Nagler (Whispertown) -- can be seen now:

“We worked with friend Matt Hewitt to make this video, he's been making amazing action/horror shorts since he was young. We gave him full license to come up with the idea and to be as violent and/or as gory as he wanted to be,” says singer/guitarist Tim Kasher. “I love this video.” Director Hewitt explains further, “I brought up a few things with Tim as far as inspiration, namely the Scott Smith novel and the equally good Sam Raimi adaptation, A Simple Plan. It seemed to fit with snippets of the lyrics here and there, and while the ‘find money in the woods’ trope is a little tired for a feature, we agreed it made a very jam-packed and interesting video. And gangsters with guns are traipsing around the woods, The Sopranos episode ‘Pine Barrens’ is never far from my mind either, so there was a dash of that too.” “Life Savings” is the lead single from the band’s acclaimed new album Vitriola, which was released on October 5th via their own label 15 Passenger. Stream/download now here.

Vitriola -- Cursive’s first new album in six years and first self-release for 15 Passenger -- has earned the band features with NPR Music, Noisey, Stereogum, NYLON, FLOOD, The Talkhouse, and more, as well as additional support from outlets including Pitchfork, SPIN, Paste, and Under the Radar. Cursive are currently on an extensive North American headlining tour with upcoming stops at NYC’s Irving Plaza (11/7) and Chicago’s Thalia Hall (11/15). The first, eastern leg of the tour will wrap on November 18th in hometown Omaha, NE and the band will then begin their western run on January 19th in Boulder, CO, including a show at Los Angeles’ Regent Theater (1/31). See below for a full itinerary.

Recorded at Omaha’s ARC Studios with Mike Mogis -- who last co-produced with Cursive on Happy Hollow -- Vitriola takes a different approach than the tightly woven conceptual albums of the band’s past. It is less rigidly themed and more responsive, and finds the band struggling with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand. It reunites Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase -- also for the first time since Happy Hollow. They’re joined by Patrick Newbery on keys (who’s been a full-time member for years) and touring mainstay Megan Siebe on cello. Sonically, Vitriola runs the gamut between rich, resonant melodicism, Hitchcockian anxiety, and powerful dynamics -- and no Cursive album would be complete without scream-along lyrics that make for unlikely anthems.

Cursive Tour Dates:

Tue-Oct-30 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade*

Wed-Oct-31 Charlotte, NC @ The Underground*

Thu-Nov-01 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle*

Fri-Nov-02 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club*

Sat-Nov-03 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*

Sun-Nov-04 Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony*

Tue-Nov-06 Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall*

Wed-Nov-07 New York, NY @ Irving Plaza *

Thu-Nov-08 Boston, MA @ Paradise*

Fri-Nov-09 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom*

Sat-Nov-10 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall*

Sun-Nov-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*

Mon-Nov-12 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups*

Tue-Nov-13 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*

Wed-Nov-14 Detroit, MI @ El Club*

Thu-Nov-15 Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*

Fri-Nov-16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*

Sat-Nov-17 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*

Sun-Nov-18 Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room*

Fri-Jan-18 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater^

Sat-Jan-19 Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre^

Mon-Jan-21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar^

Tue-Jan-22 Boise, ID @ Neurolux^

Wed-Jan-23 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett^

Thu-Jan-24 Bellingham, WA @ The Wild Buffalo^

Fri-Jan-25 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile^

Sat-Jan-26 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge^

Mon-Jan-28 Redding, CA @ The Dip^

Tue-Jan-29 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall^

Wed-Jan-30 Fresno, CA @ Strummer's^

Thu-Jan-31 Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater^

Sat-Feb-02 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House^

Mon-Feb-04 Las Vegas, NV @ The Bunkhouse Saloon^

Tue-Feb-05 Tempe, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom^

Wed-Feb-06 El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace^

Thu-Feb-07 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's^

Fri-Feb-08 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger^

Sat-Feb-09 Austin, TX @ Mohawk^

Sun-Feb-10 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall^

Mon-Feb-11 Dallas, TX @ Trees^

* Meat Wave, Campdogzz support

^ Campdogzz supports

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