It has been a banner year for Cursed Arrows, not only did they release their Death Rattle Blues EP on cassette, and The Madness Of Crowds — the follow-up to 2009′s critically acclaimed LP Telepathic High Five — but now their brand new Skin Behind The Shroud EP is available digitally for free (it’s on cassette too for merely five dollars).
The six song EP finds Cursed Arrows mining some familiar (but still very potent) ground: their buzzsaw guitar-and-drum attacks still fuse together perfectly with bittersweet hooks and harmonies. That’s not to say they’re treading water though — they find time to bust out the drum machine on “One In The Blue” and some spoken word on “Close To The Exit”.
The 23 minute EP is a perfect encapsulation of their sound for newcomers and long-time fans alike, so check out the album stream below. If you’re digging what you hear, make sure to hit their Bandcamp page to purchase the cassette, download the MP3s or check out their other fantastic releases.
It should come as no surprise to most people reading TWM that I’m a huge Cursed Arrows fan. Ever since I heard their 2007 debut Knives Are Falling From The Sky, I’ve been fairly outspoken about my love for what they do as a duo in an often overcrowded genre. 2009′s amazingly titled Telepathic High Five refined upon the sound of their debut, focusing on a more direct sound but also taking a step towards longer songs with a few more twists and turns. Which brings us to their new record — their first as citizens of Halifax — The Madness of Crowds. Continue reading
The latest record from Cursed Arrows — The Madness Of Crowds — has been very highly anticipated by yours truly. While we wait for the official physical release though, they’ve put the whole album up on Bandcamp for free (but only for a limited time). They haven’t said how long it will be available to download free of charge though, so get over there while you have the chance. Click through for the embedded stream as well as their upcoming tour dates. Watch for our review of the record/interview coming soon. Continue reading
The recently re-located Cursed Arrows have been keeping busy in Halifax lately playing live-to-air on CDKU, performing at Pop Explosion, and more. Today they’ve dropped some tantalizing information on their blog regarding a new record and the possibility of an upcoming seven-inch. Continue reading
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