Cursive premiered “The Sun and Moon”, the first MP3 off their upcoming seventh album I Am Gemini, recently as a free download on RollingStone.com. The upbeat track can also be downloaded and shared via the Saddle Creek online store http://saddle-creek.com/store/515; or you can grab it directly below.
Singles of “The Sun and Moon” and feverish second album track “The Cat and Mouse” are now available via iTunesI Am Gemini will be released February 20th, 2012 via Saddle Creek and is now available for pre-order in the label’s online store and via iTunes. The album can be purchased in multiple formats (CD, LP, digital) and bundles through Saddle Creek, including a deluxe package that contains: exclusive coloured vinyl; CD; a limited edition (only 500 copies printed) 10” picture disc featuring “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” plus two B-sides; t-shirt; and poster, among other goods. MP3s of “The Sun and Moon” and “The Cat and Mouse” can be downloaded instantly after placing a pre-order, and all pre-orders will ship two weeks ahead of release (at which point the album will also be available to purchasers as a full MP3 download).
Big Scary Monsters Records (Kevin Devine, Tall Ships, Andrew W.K.) will release a special 12″ vinyl picture disc version of the album in the UK, hand-numbered and limited to just 500 copies. It can be pre-ordered now from http://www.bsmrocks.com
I Am Gemini is the surreal and powerful musical tale of Cassius and Pollock, twin brothers separated at birth. One good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul, played out with a cast of supporting characters that includes a chorus of angels and devils, and twin sisters conjoined at the head. Recorded at Omaha, NE’s ARC Studios and mixed at Red Room in Seattle, WA with producer Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Minus The Bear, Isis), the album marks the first time front man Tim Kasher, with the completed story already in mind, wrote album lyrics in a linear fashion from song 1 to song 13.