Cursive + Cymbals Eat Guitars + Conduits

What distinguishes Cursive from its many peers isn't the band's danceable rhythms or even its noisy thrust, but Tim Kasher's slyly self-reflective lyrics. The band's now touring behind its latest, I Am Gemini, a concept album that tells the story of estranged twins Cassius and Pollock—perhaps its most ambitious album to date. Staten Island's grandiose indie-rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars lead off.