I've had a weekend to listen to the new Cursive album Happy Hollow
(Aug 22). Although it doesn't top their last album The Ugly Organ
, my favorite by them, it does have its moments. The album is horn
laced and is a concept album as the majority of Cursive albums are. Initially I was looking for something else, I had my hopes in another direction before I heard the album. Part of me thought that this was going to be overwhelmed by horns after they mentioned the addition of horns but part of me also thought that they were going to top themselves. Still a quality release. They have a new single coming out Dorothy at 40 which comes with 2 non-album tracks. Happy Hollow's first single "Dorothy at Forty" is another typically atypical Cursive romp, catapulted by incisive guitars, punctuated by horns and jerking to a stop before mightily spiraling away into the song's rousing coda. (SC)Cursive - Dorothy At Forty
Tomorrow, new Album Leaf LP.