To call Cursive an emo band would be to ignore the jagged brutality of their music, and to tag them as post-rock doesn't quite represent the emotional complexity of Kasher's lyrics or the timbre of his tortured delivery. The band's last full-length, Cursive's Domestica, catalogues the effects of Kasher's divorce with such painful honesty that it deserves a spot among the heartbreak records of Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye and Richard Thompson. The recent addition of cellist Gretta Cohn brings a sort of organic punch to the tunes, sharply punctuating the flurried guitars and distorted drums. Expect a new record, The Ugly Organ, to drop in March, and get a sneak preview this weekend when one of Omaha's finest comes to heal the faithful and pummel the unprepared.
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