The Good Life (band)


The Good Life (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = The Good Life



Img_capt = Tim Kasher, lead singer for The Good Life
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Origin = Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Genre = Indie rock, Folk rock
Years_active = 2000–present
Label = Saddle Creek Records
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Current_members = Tim Kasher Stefanie Drootin Ryan Fox Roger Lewis
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The Good Life is an indie rock band on Saddle Creek records.

Started as a solo project of Cursive's frontman Tim Kasher, The Good Life quickly grew to become its own established group. Kasher fronts the group and plays the part of the singer/songwriter. The other members of the band include Stefanie Drootin, Ryan Fox, and Roger Lewis.

The Good Life has its core in those four musicians, but besides Kasher can be a rotating cast of characters involving many from Saddle Creek Records.

The Good Life released their fourth album, "Help Wanted Nights" on September 11, 2007. The album leaked onto the internet on August 27, 2007. [ [http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/news/42347-tim-kasher-talks-good-life-screenplay-move-to-la Pitchfork: Tim Kasher Talks Good Life, Screenplay, Move to L.A ] ] .

Band members

*Tim Kasher
*Stefanie Drootin
*Ryan Fox
*Roger Lewis

Former members

*Jiha Lee
*Landon Hedges

Discography

Albums

*"Novena on a Nocturn" (2000 · Better Looking Records)
*"Black Out" (2002 · Saddle Creek Records)
*"Album of the Year" (2004 · Saddle Creek Records)
*"Help Wanted Nights" (2007 · Saddle Creek Records)

ingles & EPs

*"Lovers Need Lawyers" (2004 · Saddle Creek Records) - EP
*"Heartbroke" (2007 · Saddle Creek Records) - 7" single

Compilations

*"Holiday Matinee, No. 2" (2000 · Better Looking Records)::song: "Tell Shipwreck I'm Sorry"
*"NE vs. NC" (2002 · Redemption Recording Co.)::song: "I Am an Island," "Off the Beaten Path"
*"Saddle Creek 50" (2003 · Saddle Creek Records)::songs: "I Am an Island," "Aftercrash"
*"Amos House Collection" (2003 · Wishing Tree)::song: "Haunted Homecoming"
*"Comes With a Smile #12 - Bonus Disk" (2004 · Comes With a Smile)::song: "Grandma's Gone"
*"" (2005 · Saddle Creek Records)::song: "New Year's Retribution"

Videography

*Lovers Need Lawyers (2005, directed by Nik Fackler)
*Heartbroke (2007, directed by Alan Tanner and Rob Walters)

Trivia

*The original intent of The Good Life was to provide Tim Kasher with a vehicle to perform songs that did not fit stylistically in with his long-running band Cursive.
*Orenda Fink appeared in the music video for "Lovers Need Lawyers."

ee also

*The '89 Cubs
*Bright Eyes
*Consafos
*Cursive
*Neva Dinova

References

Notes

External links

* [http://www.thegoodlifemusic.com/ Official Website]
* [http://www.saddle-creek.com/html/goodlife_frame.html Saddle Creek page]
* [http://www.thelandsalmon.com/music-mondays/interview-with-the-good-life.html The Land Salmon Interview September 2007]
* [http://www.songmeanings.net/artist.php?aid=9466 The Good Life Song Meanings]
* [http://www.timmcmahan.com/goodlife2.htm Lazy-i Interview: December 2005]
* [http://www.timmcmahan.com/albumoftheyear.htm Lazy-i Interview: October 2004]
* [http://www.timmcmahan.com/goodlife.htm Lazy-i Interview: March 2002]
* [http://www.prefixmag.com/features/the-good-life/interview/16490/ Prefix Video Interview: November 2007]


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