The Good Life

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: indie seen live saddle creek indie rock folk emo Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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While they are often tagged as emo (emotional hardcore), the slow moving, roots music that the Omaha, Nebraska, USA-based outfit the Good Life composes could serve as the perfect soundtrack for a dreary, rainy Sunday. The band contains several members, but it is widely understood that the Good Life’s leader is Cursive lead singer and guitarist, Tim Kasher. Specializing in sparse songs that contain unmistakable roots rock elements (with lyrics that often chronicle life’s disappointments), the Good Life started out as a Kasher solo project, as evidenced by the 2000 debut, Novena On A Nocturn, that featured a non-permanent band backing him up. Soon after however, Kasher opted to assemble a permanent line-up to function as a real ‘band, ’ as Jiha Lee (keyboards), Roger Lewis (drums), Landon Hedges (guitar/bass), and Ryan Fox (multi-instruments) were all enlisted into the Good Life. The quintet debuted in 2002 on Black Out, their first release for...

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