Cursive have also announced a west coast headlining tour for early 2019

Cursive today premiered new song “Under The Rainbow” via Stereogum alongside an interview with frontman Tim Kasher. Listen to the pummeling, anthemic track now HERE. “Under The Rainbow” is the second song released from the band’s forthcoming album Vitriola, out October 5, 2018 via their own label, 15 Passenger -- marking their first self-release for the label, as well as their first album since 2012. Pre-order the album now HERE. First single “Life Savings,” which premiered via an NPR Music feature, can also be heard HERE.

Cursive have also announced a west coast headlining tour for early 2019, beginning January 18th in Denver, CO. The tour will follow the band’s fall run, which begins October 18th in Kansas City, MO and includes an October 26th stop at THE FEST 17 in Gainesville, FL and a November 7th show at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. A current itinerary is below.

Recorded at hometown Omaha, NE’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. There’s a palpable unease that wells beneath Vitriola’s simmering requiems and fist-shakers: at its core, the album is about a search for meaning that keeps coming up empty, and finding the will to keep going despite the fear of a dark future. The album directs frustration and anger not only at the universe at large and a modern society that seems to grow more confusing, unstable, and chaotic with each passing day, but also inwardly towards ourselves -- illustrating an uncommon self-awareness that’s become a hallmark of Kasher’s songwriting.

Vitriola 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. Schnase and Maginn are in rare form, picking up right where they left off with a rhythmic lockstep of viscera-vibrating bass and toms, providing a foundation for Kasher and Stevens’ intertwining guitars and Newbery and Siebe’s cinematic flourishes. 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 is: Tim Kasher (vocals/guitar), Ted Stevens (guitar/vocals), Matt Maginn (bass), Clint Schnase (drums), and Patrick Newbery (keys), with Megan Siebe on cello. Drummer Pat Oakes will perform with the band on tour.

Read Cursive’s full bio/download photos and artwork HERE.

Cursive tour dates:

Thu-Oct-18 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar*

Fri-Oct-19 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*

Sat-Oct-20 Louisville, KY @ Headliners*

Sun-Oct-21 Nashville, TN @ Basement East*

Tue-Oct-23 Tallahassee, FL @ The Wilbury*

Wed-Oct-24 Tampa, FL @ PRE FEST 6

Thu-Oct-25 Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room^

Fri-Oct-26 Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 17

Sat-Oct-27 Orlando, FL @ The Social^

Sun-Oct-28 Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits*

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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