As anyone familiar with Cursive's oeuvre knows Omaha native Tim Kasher has never been one to mince words. So the flurry of self-aware lyrics that open Kasher's "Bigamy" EP is striking but not surprising.

As anyone familiar with Cursive's oeuvre knows Omaha native Tim Kasher has never been one to mince words. So the flurry of self-aware lyrics that open Kasher's "Bigamy" EP is striking but not surprising.

"I patrol the bar with my gut sucked in/ Trying to find my next victim," Kasher sings on "No Harmony." Then: "'Cause the ugliest men always think they can do better/ They've been hypnotized by the magazine covers."

It's typical of the bold, brave way Kasher strikes a chord with his audience, framed here as usual in the strain of emo folk-rock he pioneered alongside former Commander Venus bandmate Conor Oberst - wide-eyed, heavy-hearted, corn-fed.