The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
After nearly a year of touring with Cursive, the band’s lead singer Tim Kasher retreated to Whitefish, MT to work on his first solo album--The Game of Monogamy. Mixing classic orchestral instruments like the trumpet, harp, cello and piano with the electric guitar and drum, Kasher’s debut transports the listener to a time where 1950s music meets the brash lyrical honesty of the 2000s.
The Game of Monogamy tells the stories of love, lust and regret over a jazzy, ‘50s pop-influenced music. Kasher isn’t afraid to poke fun at society’s take on these subjects. In the tongue-in-cheek, upbeat, cabaret-style “Bad, Bad Dreams,” Kasher sings about lusting after women and cries out “I need a priest.” Other tracks are more sobering tales of lost, faded love.
The Game of Monogamy is a treat for the ears and soul. Kasher doesn’t hold back, giving an unabashed performance the indie world is more than ready for.
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