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New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Tim Kasher

Posted by Amoebite, September 8, 2017 07:56pm | Post a Comment

Tim Kasher What's In My Bag? Amoeba Music

Omaha, Nebraska indie-rocker Tim Kasher stopped by Amoeba Hollywood recently to grab some of the latest releases by a few of his current favorite bands. In this "What's In My Bag?" episode, the Cursive and The Good Life frontman shares with us some newer bands he's discovered and talks about a few he's been a fan of for years, like Spoon. Having toured with the Austin-bred band in their early days, Kasher and Spoon's Britt Daniel have been friends "for a really long time," and Kasher notes he hasn't "missed an album ever since they've been releasing albums."

Tim Kasher began his musical career in 1993 with the formation of Slowdown Virginia, a hugely influential group in the Omaha scene that would later birth Saddle Creek Records and a host of related bands. In the spring of 1995, Kasher formed Cursive with his former Slowdown Virginia Tim Kasher No Resolution Amoeba Musicbandmates Matt Maginn and Steve Pedersen with Clint Schnase on drums. The band's debut LP, Such Blinding Stars for Starving Eyes, came in 1997. Cursive's reputation grew with the release of Domestica (2000) and The Ugly Organ (2003). Their latest release is 2012's I Am Gemini.

Originally envisioned as a solo project, Kasher launched The Good Life in 2000 with the release of Novena on a Nocturn. The Good Life soon branched out to include new members, attracting a greater fan base through the release of Album of the Year in 2004 and Help Wanted Nights in 2007. The Good Life's most recent LP is Everybody's Coming Down (2015). As a solo performer, Kasher released his first LP under his own name, The Game of Monogamy, in 2010. His most recent solo release is 2017's No Resolution.

So what has Tim Kasher been listening to lately? Life Without Sound, the new album by Cloud Nothings was the first thing he picked up, reaffirming his affection for loud guitar noise. He also grabbed Car Seat Headrest's popular 2016 record Teens Of Denial and admits to being a bit of a latecomer. 

But which new band has Tim Kasher "falling in love with so fast" and which composer did he discover through Brian De Palma films? You'll have to watch the video below to find out!

Tim Kasher - What's In My Bag?
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