Cursive are sharing the grisly new video for their song ‘Life Savings’ – watch it below.
“We worked with friend Matt Hewitt to make this video, he’s been making amazing action/horror shorts since he was young. We gave him full license to come up with the idea and to be as violent and/or as gory as he wanted to be.”says singer/guitarist Tim Kasher.
“I love this video.” director Hewitt explains further. “I brought up a few things with Tim as far as inspiration, namely the Scott Smith novel and the equally good Sam Raimi adaptation, A Simple Plan. It seemed to fit with snippets of the lyrics here and there, and while the ‘find money in the woods’ trope is a little tired for a feature, we agreed it made a very jam-packed and interesting video. And gangsters with guns are traipsing around the woods, The Sopranos episode ‘Pine Barrens’ is never far from my mind either, so there was a dash of that too.”
“Life Savings” is the lead single from the band’s acclaimed new album Vitriola, which was released on October 5th via their own label 15 Passenger (US) and Big Scary Monsters (UK). Stream/download now here.
Vitriola – Cursive’s first new album in six years and first self-release for 15 Passenger – has earned the band features with NPR Music, Noisey, Stereogum, NYLON, FLOOD, The Talkhouse, and more, as well as additional support from outlets including Pitchfork, SPIN, Paste, and Under the Radar.
Cursive are currently on an extensive North American headlining tour with upcoming stops at NYC’s Irving Plaza (11/7) and Chicago’s Thalia Hall (11/15). The first, eastern leg of the tour will wrap on November 18th in hometown Omaha, NE and the band will then begin their western run on January 19th in Boulder, CO, including a show at Los Angeles’ Regent Theater (1/31).
Grab an exclusive Cursive song/flexi by purchasing the Cursive issue (click image below).
Top photo by Tony Bonacci