As previously mentioned, Tim Kasher will be playing at the Thunderbird Cafe this coming Monday, 11/22. We previously had spoken to TK in March when Cursive was opening for the Alkaline Trio at Club Zoo. He was kind enough to answer a few questions ranging from his screenplay to his love of Pittsburgh.
The last time we spoke you were ready to shoot your screenplay in March. Did that get completed? And how did the project go? Will we see a release anytime soon?
No, did not get a chance to get it shot - still working on getting that made, as well as a couple other scripts!
Your new album Monogamy came out in October. How is this a progression from other Cursive records?
Well, better to ask how it's a progression from Good Life records, as it stems from that style of writing. I tend to write "rock", for lack of a better word, for Cursive, and more traditional music for Good Life/this project. This record differs in the sense that I'm not writing with/for a band, so I was afforded more flexibility for arranging with different instrumentation.
Is there a theme behind your new album? Or are these songs that shouldn’t be grouped together?
There is an overall theme of a monogamous relationship, the challenges this couple faces.
Where do you see your career going from this point? You created a screenplay, albums, etc. Is there anything else you would like to try? What goals do you have now?
Not really anything else I'm up for at the time, pretty busy with music and what I would currently call a "hobby" of writing screenplays. I don't expect much, career wise, I just keep writing and releasing albums, and am fortunate enough to keep doing so!
You now reside in Montana compared to LA or a metro area. Have you been able to spend time there? Has this had any influence on your writing, etc? Do you enjoy it more than the city?
Whitefish is a great town, whether it has any influence on writing, I can't be sure. I love living in both small towns and big cities, for different reasons. I may prefer the small town, only because there is more solitude, more time for writing.
Has the current state of the economy affected any plans you had for your band from travel or recording? To marketing?
Fortunately, not yet, though I never have made too big of plans for travel or recording!
Are you traveling with a full band on this tour?
Yes, we have a full band: Dylan Ryan on drums, Patrick Newbery on keys and trumpet, and Lewis Patzner on cello and bass.
Is there a show or album that made you want to dedicate your life to music?
Perhaps seeing Fugazi at an earlier age - their approach to writing and to the industry is inspiring.
Anything you would like to say to Pittsburgh?
Pittsburgh is amongst the most underrated beautiful towns in the country!! But I think i've said that from stage a few times.