Monday, February 18, 2008

Cursive - Burst and Bloom (2001)

Burst and Bloom is an EP by Cursive, released in 2001. It is notable as the band's first release with cellist Greta Cohn. It is also notable for its meta-perspective of the music itself. Some lyrics in the song "Sink To The Beat" reference the song-writing process and Saddle Creek Records: "This is the latest from Saddle Creek." This theme would carry over to Cursive's next full-length, The Ugly Organ, which contained songs like "Art Is Hard" which again referenced the song writing process.

  1. "Sink To The Beat" – 4:13
  2. "The Great Decay" – 4:17
  3. "Tall Tales, Telltales" – 5:08
  4. "Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?" – 4:18
  5. "Fairytales Tell Tales" – 4:02
I figured I'd start out small. This is a great EP that you can really digest despite the fact that its only 21 minutes long.

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