Cursive – ‘Botch Job’

Cursive shares new single ‘Botch Job’

Botch Job Press
Cursive image via Bill Sitzmann

Their upcoming album, Devourer is out September 13, 2024 via Run For Cover.

Cursive has shared their new single ‘Botch Job,’ the propulsive opener from their forthcoming album, Devourer. The ear-quaking banger rips through its 2:47 runtime and is accompanied by a video directed by Travis Stevens (A Wounded Fawn, Jakob’s Wife, Girl On The Third Floor).

Tim Kasher, Cursive’s singer and guitarist, explains:

“‘Botch Job’ is a rumination on what one has done with this life and those unfulfilling feelings that may accompany such thoughts. At this point, I don’t care to know what damage my body has incurred from years of abuse. It’s those anxiety-fueled gremlins keeping you restless in the dead of night, but put to song.”

The new album, Devourer, delves into that darker space with characters having bottomless capacities for consumption. Consumed by larger forces, whether it’s humanity, Earth, dreams, time, or life itself. Recorded at Omaha’s ARC Studios was Marc Jacob Hudson (Against Me!, Thursday, Fireworks), who co-produced Devourer with the band, the album promises to be urgent and fresh.

“I am obsessive about consuming the arts,” he explains. “Music, film, literature. I’ve come to recognize that I devour all of these art forms then, in turn, create my own versions of these things and spew them out onto the world. It’s positive; you’re part of an ecosystem. But I quickly recognized that the term, ‘Devourer,’ may also embody something gnarly, sinister.”

‘Botch Job’ is out now. Devourer is set for release on September 13, 2024, via Run For Cover.

Cursive tour dates:

9/20 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
10/18 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*
10/19 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room**
10/20 – St. Louis, Off Broadway^
10/21 – Nashville, TN @ The Basement East^
10/22 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West^
10/23 – Orlando, FL @ The Social^
10/24 – Miami, FL @ Gramps^
10/25 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Bier Hall at Intuition Ale Works^
10/26 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 22
10/27 – Charlotte, NC @ The Neighborhood Theatre^
10/28 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall^
10/29 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage^
10/30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts^
11/01 – Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall^
11/02 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall^
11/03 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom^
11/05 – Kingston, NY @ Tubby’s^
11/06 – Somerville, MA @ Crystal Ballroom at Somerville Theatre^
11/07 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room^

* with Gladie, Little Brazil

** with Gladie, Criteria

^ with Gladie

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