Tim Kasher Releases First Single Off Sophomore Solo LP

posted September 4, 2013

Tim Kasher Releases First Single Off Sophomore Solo LP

Tim Kasher, frontman for Cursive and The Good Life, premiered "Truly Freaking Out," the first single released off his upcoming sophomore solo LP Adult Film, on RollingStone.com. The raucous, barreling track is available as a free MP3 download. Adult Film will be released on October 8th, 2013 via Saddle Creek and is currently available for pre-order in multiple formats in the label's webstore, as is a 7-inch of "Truly Freaking Out" (featuring non-album track B-side "King of the Hill of Beans"). The song can also be purchased as a standalone digital single.

Kasher's fall headlining tour will get underway with a hometown show at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on October 5th and wind the singer and his band throughout the US and into Canada over six weeks. The run includes shows in Los Angeles and Brooklyn on October 18th at The Echo and November 6th at The Bell House, respectively, as well as a performance at The Fest 12 in Gainesville, FL on October 31st.

Whereas his debut solo LP The Game Of Monogamy was an orchestral album filled with theatrical arrangements, Adult Film favors less ornate, equally impactful instrumentation across its 10 affecting tracks. The album is filled with variations of Kasher's signature blend of ruminative rock/pop, ranging from raucous and barreling ("American Lit," "Truly Freaking Out") to uneasy and undulating ("Where's Your Heart Lie," the dreamy "Lay Down Your Weapons"), from deceptively bright and poppy ("The Willing Cuckold," "A Raincloud is a Raincloud") to tempered and cascading ("You Scare Me To Death," "A Lullaby, sort of"). Lyrically, Kasher is at his incisive best, thematically elastic and touching on aging (self-reflection and taking stock), mortality (one's own and others'), and relationships of all kinds.

Kasher is joined on Adult Film by Sara Bertuldo (bass, vocals), Patrick Newbery (organ, keys, synths, horns), and Dylan Ryan (drums) - who backed him while touring around The Game Of Monogamy - as well as additional artists including Nate Kinsella (drums; of Make Believe and Birthmark) and Laura Stevenson (vocals), among others. The album was mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Wye Oak, Explosions In The Sky) at Elmwood Recording in Dallas, TX.

Tim Kasher tour dates:

  • OCT. 5             OMAHA, NE                             THE WAITING ROOM
  • OCT. 6             DENVER, CO                           LARIMER LOUNGE
  • OCT. 8             SALT LAKE CITY, UT               URBAN LOUNGE
  • OCT. 9             BOISE, ID                                NEUROLUX
  • OCT. 10           PORTLAND, OR                       DOUG FIR LOUNGE
  • OCT. 11           VANCOUVER, BC                    ELECTRIC OWL
  • OCT. 12           SEATTLE, WA                         BARBOZA
  • OCT. 15           SAN FRANCISCO, CA              RICKSHAW STOP
  • OCT. 16           SANTA CRUZ, CA                    CREPE SHOP
  • OCT. 17           SANTA ANA, CA                      CONSTELLATION ROOM
  • OCT. 18           LOS ANGELES, CA                 THE ECHO
  • OCT. 19           LAS VEGAS, NV                      BACKSTAGE BAR
  • OCT. 21           SAN DIEGO, CA                      THE CASBAH
  • OCT. 22           PHOENIX, AZ                          CRESCENT BALLROOM
  • OCT. 23           TUCSON, AZ                           CLUB CONGRESS
  • OCT. 25           DALLAS, TX                            THREE LINKS
  • OCT. 26           AUSTIN, TX                             RED 7
  • OCT. 27           HOUSTON, TX                         FITZGERALDS
  • OCT. 29           TALLAHASSEE, FL                 CLUB DOWNUNDER
  • OCT. 30           ORLANDO, FL                         THE SOCIAL
  • OCT. 31           GAINESVILLE, FL                   THE FEST 12
  • NOV. 1             TAMPA, FL                              CROWBAR
  • NOV. 2             ATLANTA, GA                         THE EARL
  • NOV. 3             RALEIGH, NC                          KINGS BARCADE
  • NOV. 4             CHARLOTTE, NC                    CASBAH @ TREMONT MUSIC HALL
  • NOV. 5             WASHINGTON, DC                  ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
  • NOV. 6             BROOKLYN, NY                      THE BELL HOUSE
  • NOV. 7             BOSTON, MA                          BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
  • NOV. 8             PROVIDENCE, RI                    THE MET
  • NOV. 9             PHILADELPHIA, PA                 JOHNNY BRENDA'S
  • NOV. 11           CLEVELAND, OH                     GROG SHOP
  • NOV. 12           DETROIT, MI                           MAGIC STICK LOUNGE
  • NOV. 13           CHICAGO, IL                           THE EMPTY BOTTLE
  • NOV. 14           ST. LOUIS, MO                        FIREBIRD
  • NOV. 15           IOWA CITY, IA                         THE MILL
  • NOV. 16           MINNEAPOLIS, MN                  TRIPLE ROCK

* all dates with Laura Stevenson

Photo credit: John Sturdy