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Tim Kasher

Adult Film out 10/8/13 via Saddle Creek

Tim Kasher seems to never rest. Since 1997, he has written and released 12 full-length albums both as a solo artist and with his bands Cursive and The Good Life, and has crisscrossed North America and Europe countless times on tour. His newest album, sophomore solo effort Adult Film, began coming together in late 2011, just shortly after Cursive finished recording their seventh LP I Am Gemini (Saddle Creek, 2012). Kasher continued to work on it over the next year before heading to Electrical Audio studio in his adopted hometown of Chicago, IL in spring 2013.

Adult Film is more thematically elastic than any other of his recent albums, and spans songs that reflect on matters such as aging and mortality, growing up and growing older, and how these things impacts our relationships – including the way we interact with and view the life around us. Kasher is as lyrically incisive as ever: the album Is packed with thoughtful apprehensions, cleverly turned phrases, and reflections on himself and the world at large, all run through his distinctive filter of dry wit and frequent self-deprecation.

Musically, the new album plays down the orchestral element of his lush debut solo album The Game Of Monogamy (Saddle Creek, 2010) and offers a more direct, yet no less affecting, blend of rock and pop. Kasher is aided throughout by Sara Bertuldo (bass, vocals), Patrick Newbery (organ, keys, synths, horns), and Dylan Ryan (drums) – who backed him while touring around Monogamy – as well as Nate Kinsella (drums; of Make Believe and Birthmark); Laura Stevenson (vocals; of Laura Stevenson and the Cans); Matt Focht (drums; of Head Of Femur); Jenna Morrison (vocals; of Conduits); Laura Carrozza (flute; of Aficionado); and Sarah Holtschlag (saw).  Adult Film was mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Wye Oak, Explosions In The Sky) at Elmwood Recording in Dallas, TX.

Kasher has become known throughout his career for insightful, literate, and candid songwriting, and his solo work and albums with Cursive and The Good Life have been praised by Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New York Times, Alternative Press, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard, The A.V. Club, and Vice, among many others.

Tim Kasher discography (LPs and EPs)

with Cursive:

Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes (1997)

The Storms of Early Summer: Semantics of Song (1998)

Cursive’s Domestica (2000)

Burst and Bloom EP (2001)

The Ugly Organ (2003)

Happy Hollow (2006)

Mama, I’m Swollen (2009)

I Am Gemini (2012)

with The Good Life:

Novena On A Nocturn (2000)

Black Out (2002)

Lovers Need Lawyers EP (2004)

Album of the Year (2004)

Help Wanted Nights (2007)


The Game Of Monogamy (2010)

Bigamy: More Songs from the Monogamy Sessions (2011)

Adult Film (2013)


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