Burst and Bloom
|Burst and Bloom|
|EP by Cursive|
|Released||July 23, 2001|
|Label||Saddle Creek Records|
|Producer||Cursive, Mike Mogis|
|Pitchfork Media||(6.9/10) link|
Burst and Bloom is an EP by American indie rock band Cursive, released in 2001 on Saddle Creek Records. It is the band's first release with cellist Gretta Cohn. Some lyrics in the song "Sink To The Beat" reference the song-writing process and their record label ("This is the latest from Saddle Creek"). This theme would carry over to Cursive's next full length, The Ugly Organ, which again contained songs referencing the song writing process ("Art Is Hard").
The opening to Tracks 2 and 4, "The Great Decay" and "Mothership, Mothership, Do You Read Me?", are prominently featured in the Emogame, and its sequel Emogame 2.
On April 21, 2012, Burst and Bloom was re-released on limited edition vinyl for Record Store Day
This album is the 35th release of Saddle Creek Records.
|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|
- Tim Kasher - vocals, guitar
- Matt Maginn - bass
- Clint Schnase - drums
- Ted Stevens - vocals, guitar
- Gretta Cohn - cello
- Technical personnel
- Doug Van Sloun - mastering
- Mike Mogis - recording, production
Midwestern emo/pop-punk band Motion City Soundtrack reference this album title in the lyrics "you're the reason why I burst and why I bloom", from "Hold Me Down".
The title Burst and Bloom may be a reference to the Washington, D.C. band Smart Went Crazy; another indie rock band that prominently featured a cellist (Hillary Soldati). The chorus Of Smart Went Crazy's 1997 song "A Good Day" includes the lyrics "Burned to the ground, we knew it would Burst into Bloom, healthy and good..."