Tim Kasher has penned dozens of noteworthy songs for his two long-running bands, Cursive and The Good Life, and The Game of Monogamy marks his first full-length under his own name.
The theatrical arrangements and lush instrumentation of the album's moody orchestral pop evoke a 1950s, pre-sexual revolution atmosphere, and set the stage for a dilemma that remains thoroughly modern. The protagonist's arc in The Game of Monogamy spans the wide range of human emotions tangled up around relationships in a starched shirt society.
Kasher's vision is as keen as ever, unapologetically honest, unflinching, and self-reflective.
- 1. Monogamy Overture
- 2. A Grown Man
- 3. I'm Afraid I'm Gonna Die Here
- 4. Strays
- 5. Cold Love
- 6. Surprise, Surprise
- 7. There Must Be Something I've Lost
- 8. Bad, Bad Dreams
- 9. No Fireworks
- 10. The Prodigal Husband
- 11. Monogamy
- Tim Kasher Adult Film (Saddle Creek)