Being in a band is tough. Just listen to Cursive's travails in "Art is Hard." Over the last decade, the Omaha-based indie rockers have endured their share of personnel changes: subtracting a cellist, adding a horn section, going back to a four piece, and eventually settling on a five piece band (heavy on the keyboards) for the brand new I Am Gemini (it's online and in stores today).
"I'm really happy with where we are. We're at the point where we've been in the game a long time and we've been through a lot of membership transitions, which is pretty normal for this business," says guitarist Ted Stevens. "We're representing the entire history of the band pretty fairly and in a great way."
We spoke to Stevens about I Am Gemini. Although the record features a complicated set of characters and a bunch of open-ended themes about duality, Stevens doesn't want fans to lose sight of its capabilities of being an enjoyable rock album.
More on I Am Gemini, lineup changes, and what Cursive has been up to after the jump.
Cursive is scheduled to play Crescent Ballroom on Tuesday, February 27.