Adult Film, the upcoming sophomore solo album from Cursive’s Tim Kasher, is now up for pre-order at Saddle Creek Records. The album was pressed on opaque dark blue vinyl (limited to 500) and on standard black vinyl. In addition, a 7″ single is also available, featuring album cut “Truly Freaking Out” and B-side “King Of The Hill Of Beans.” The 7″ is limited to 1,000 copies.
Whereas 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.
The album will be released on October 8th, but orders from Saddle Creek will ship out on September 24th.