When pop bands get restless, they experiment. In turn, abrasive bands tend to evolve by going pop.

When pop bands get restless, they experiment. In turn, abrasive bands tend to evolve by going pop.

Hence "The Game Of Monogamy," the latest from Cursive/The Good Life frontman Tim Kasher. Best known for Cursive's dense, heartrending art-rock epics, Kasher lightened things up a bit with The Good Life and has continued that trend here, offering power-pop nuggets that bear only the slightest traces of the throat-shredding catharsis of Kasher's early days.