Omaha, Nebraska outfit Cursive formed in 1995, long enough ago to be indie-rock veterans. Cursive’s emotive, unpredictable sound was an integral part of their label Saddle Creek’s meteoric rise in the early 2000s. The way the band’s sound changed on each of their releases over the years earned them a rabid fan-base and a long, rewarding career. The quartet’s latest album is I Am Gemini, a concept album about “twin brothers separated at birth, one good and one evil, their unexpected reunion in a house that is not a home ignites a classic struggle for the soul.”
To complement this dark theme, the guys from Cursive compiled the gut-wrenching World of Hurt playlist, comprising songs of heartbreak, longing, and regret — it’s only on Rdio. Listen to I Am Gemini and their curated playlist, below.