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The Alt. Rock Trio , Cursive, made a quick stop in Saint Augustine Beach to promote their latest LP “I am Gemini” at the Original Cafe11 on April 9. The trio consists of Tim Kasher on guitar and vocals, Matt Maginn on bass and Ted Stevens on guitar and vocals.
Cursive is well known for their energetic and entrancing live shows, as well as their well-crafted story telling through lyrical themes.Cursive released their seventh LP, “I Am Gemini” on February 21st, which has been claimed to be their heaviest album yet.
“I Am Gemini” is the story of two twin brothers who were separated at birth, and reunited in their birth parent’s original home. The album tells the tale of “mostly good and evil,” Maginn said.
The song that exemplifies the brother’s story is “Gemini,” Maginn said. “It’s kind of the pivotal point and the center piece of the record…It’s sort of where everything comes together.”
“I Am Gemini” differs from previous works by Cursive because the whole album is dedicated to one short story rather than individual songs with separate general lyrical themes. Maginn described the album as more difficult for the band to produce because the album is the Cursive’s first to have a story flow in order from beginning to end.“I enjoy the energy of it,” Maginn said. “It’s a lot of fun…especially because it’s more difficult to play than previous albums.”For more info on Cursive and their tour dates check out: cursivearmy.com
For shows at the Original Cafe11 check out: originalcafe11.com
Words By Ryan Buffa: Rbuffa@flagler.edu
Photos and Video By Phil Sunkel