Tim Kasher Premieres New Song “Break Me Open” Via Stereogum

TIM KASHER PREMIERES NEW SONG “BREAK ME OPEN”

VIA STEREOGUM

https://15passenger.bandcamp.com/track/break-me-open

 

THIRD SOLO ALBUM NO RESOLUTION OUT MARCH 3, 2017,

FIRST RELEASE ON NEW CURSIVE-RUN LABEL 15 PASSENGER

 

MARCH EUROPE & APRIL/MAY U.S. TOUR DATES

  

Tim Kasher debuted a second new song, “Break Me Open,” off his forthcoming third solo album No Resolution this morning via Stereogum. The track’s “…spare yet energetic guitar balladry bolstered by a string section” can also now be heard here: https://15passenger.bandcamp.com/track/break-me-open. No Resolution will be released on March 3rd, 2017 via 15 Passenger – the newly launched label owned and run by the members of Cursive (Kasher, bassist Matt Maginn, and guitarist/vocalist Ted Stevens) – and is now available for pre-order at the label’s website. The album will also be released in two limited edition vinyl runs: a blue with white splatter pattern that will be available through the 15 Passenger Bandcamp store and at Kasher’s upcoming live shows, and a red and yellow splatter pattern version that will be exclusive to independent record stores.

Following a month-long tour (UK dates TBA) in Europe in March, Kasher will return home to the States for a three-week run throughout the western U.S. The run also now includes a solo show on March 1st at Union Pool in Brooklyn, NY; all other U.S. shows will be with a full band that includes cello, violin, and vibraphone. A current itinerary is below and more dates will be announced soon.

Known for pushing musical boundaries throughout his career – whether he’s switching up sounds between his bands and solo LPs, crafting intricate concept albums (two of which – Cursive’s 2003 LP The Ugly Organ and 2012 LP I Am Gemini – featured play-like stage directions), or transforming songs originally conceived as a soundtrack for his self-penned screenplay into a standalone album (The Good Life’s 2007 release Help Wanted Nights) – No Resolution is the natural continuation of Kasher’s constantly evolving body of work. It is his most cinematic creation, a moving and cathartic collection of soundscapes that feels more like a suite of movements than a standard pop album, complete with instrumental breaks conjoining the nine songs. Fittingly, the 15 pieces will be featured in Kasher’s directorial debut film of the same name, which he also wrote, to be released later this year. Across the album’s strong story, the characters – an engaged couple on the brink of a break up – grapple with the specific and the broad, including the restlessness of adulthood and smothering external pressures; relationships in various states of transition and the walls built within them; distrust, indecision, and despair; and the existential anxiety that drives a deep need to leave a mark on the world.

No Resolution was written throughout 2013-15 and recorded at The Hobby Shop (with Andrew ‘mudrock’ Murdock) and at Kasher’s home in Los Angeles, CA, the Shape Shoppe in Chicago, IL (with Nick Broste), and at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE (with Ben Brodin). Filled with lush arrangements that include piano, vibraphone, organ, trumpet, synths, and various strings, the album is some of the most beautiful and finely orchestral music from Kasher, yet it is also his most subdued and understated work.

 

Tim Kasher tour dates:

MAR. 1                        BROOKLYN, NY                      UNION POOL**

MAR. 9                        HAMBURG, DE                                    KLEINER DONNER

MAR. 10          BREMEN, DE                           KARTON

MAR. 11          OSNABRUCK, DE                    KLEINE FREIHEIT

MAR. 12          BERLIN, DE                             MONARCH

MAR. 13          GOTTINGEN, DE                     DOTS

MAR. 14          KOLN, DE                                WELTEMPFANGER

MAR. 15          WIESBADEN, DE                     SCHLACHTHOF

MAR. 16          SAARBRUCKEN, DE                MAUERPFEILER

MAR. 17          SCHWEINFURT, DE                 STADTBAHNHOF

MAR. 18          MUNCHEN, DE                                    CORD

MAR. 19          REGENSBURG, DE                 ALTE MALZEREI

MAR. 20          FREIBURG, DE                                    SWAMP

MAR. 21          WINTERTHUR, DE                   KRAFTFELD

APR. 25           DENVER, CO                           LARIMER LOUNGE*

APR. 26           SALT LAKE CITY, UT             URBAN LOUNGE*

APR. 27           BOISE, ID                                NEUROLUX*

APR. 28           SPOKANE, WA                                    THE BARTLETT*

APR. 29           SEATTLE, WA                         BARBOZA*

APR. 30           PORTLAND, OR                      MISSISSIPPI STUDIOS*

MAY 1             REDDING, CA                          THE DIP*

MAY 2             SAN FRANCISCO, CA              THE CHAPEL*

MAY 3             LOS ANGELES, CA                 THE ECHO*

MAY 4             SAN DIEGO, CA                      CASBAH*

MAY 5             LAS VEGAS, NV                      THE BUNKHOUSE SALOON*

MAY 6             PHOENIX, AZ                          VALLEY BAR*

MAY 8             AUSTIN, TX                             BARRACUDA*

MAY 9             DALLAS, TX                            DOUBLE WIDE*

MAY 10                       NORMAN, OK                          OPOLIS*

MAY 12                       OMAHA, NE                             WAITING ROOM*

** Tim Kasher solo

* Allison Weiss supports

 

 

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