Curse League writes with meaning. Their upcoming record, Laying by the Fire in Good Company, will take the listener on the path of a carefully written story, built upon the foundation of delicately crafted songs. Their new single, “La Siembra,” closes that winding tale, the travels of the two main characters (a deported Mexican illegal immigrant and an adventurous American orphan) coalescing in a scene at a house near the border.
What may strike the listener as refreshing is Curse League’s unique take on emo and math rock. “La Siembra” has a comfortably loose feel; there’s definitely some air between the interweaving guitar and drums. The parts aren’t as compressed or succinct, and instead feel more flowing, making this song stand out against more rigid and starchy entries of similar genre. Providing a powerful combo of singing and drumming, member Jake Campbell definitely leads the song with passionately strained vocals that unashamedly show deep roots in emo music. Meanwhile, guitarists Chester Cun and Kai Brunson each take different roles in this track (sometimes even exchanging them), with one guitar sometimes playing a quicker, more technical lick, while the other is allowed to let certain notes ring out or add delicately placed riffs on top.
Entering for the first time on record, bassist Alexandria Hickel supports “La Siembra” with a crucial element: a thick, bold bass sound that is consistent and foundation-laying, while simultaneously being unafraid to move melodically (and in moments is just as swift as the guitars tend to be). The phases of this song crash over the listener like waves; Curse League does a great job of constructing a complicated, fast-paced, multi-act song, which one can imagine will add a great deal of dramatic quality to the storytelling this album is founded on.
Curse League will release Laying by the Fire in Good Company in spring or summer of 2018. They will perform their tour homecoming show at Victory Lounge on February 25th. “La Siembra” is available now for streaming on the band’s SoundCloud page.
1 month ago
😭😭😭We are saddened to say that Timber! Outdoor Music Festival 2020 is canceled.
While we need a party now more than ever, we are going to miss you this year. Be safe and take care of the people around you. We will be back in 2021 to celebrate music, the outdoors, and community. Be well.
Automatic refunds will be issued via Bold Type Tickets. All ticket holders should expect a full refund to the card they used to make their purchase within 10 - 14 days.
We at Artist Home have turned our attention to helping artists, venues, and cultural institutions during this time. If you are in a position to do so, consider making a donation to Artist Home to help support our work of supporting local musicians experiencing hardships. To learn more about what we’re doing and how you can support us, visit bit.ly/supportartisthome.
Thanks for your support,
The Artist Home Team ... See MoreSee Less