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.
"Sink To The Beat" – 4:13
"The Great Decay" – 4:17
"Tall Tales, Telltales" – 5:08
"Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?" – 4:18
"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. Enjoy