The Good Life – “The Troubadour’s Green Room” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last month we learned that Cursive frontman Tim Kasher would be reactivating his solo side project-turned-band, the Good Life, with their fifth full-length album Everybody’s Coming Down — their first release in eight years. We already got a peek via the guitar-heavy single “Everybody“, and now another: “The Troubadour’s Green Room,” which is more in line with their indie-folk style. With a prominent bass and slight echoing guitars, the track is Kasher’s self-reflection on his career and place in music. He remembers the days when he dreamed of seeing his face on the cover of an LP, but his ambitious haze has dissolved over the years. He now knows the Troubadour’s green room looks bigger from the outside. But he’s not stopping — not until the “wishing well runs dry.”
Listen.

Everybody’s Coming Down tracklist:

01 “7 In The Morning”
02 “Everybody”
03 “The Troubadour’s Green Room”
04 “Holy Shit”
05 “Flotsam Locked into a Groove”
06 “Forever Coming Down”
07 “Happy Hour”
08 “Diving Bell”
09 “Skeleton Song”
10 “How Small We Are”
11 “Ad Nausea”
12 “Midnight Is Upon Us”

The Good Life Tour Dates:
08/15 Omaha, NE @ Maha Music Festival
08/17 Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon
08/18 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club*
08/19 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
08/20 Ferndale, MI @ Loving Touch*
08/21 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop*
08/22 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel*
08/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle*
08/25 Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom @ The Outer Space
08/26 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair*
08/27 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*
08/28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08/29 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room*
08/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl*
09/01 Orlando, FL @ The Social*
09/02 Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
09/04 Nashville, TN @ High Watt*
09/05 St Louis, MO @ Off Broadway*
09/06 Iowa City, IA @ Gabes*

*with Big Harp

Everybody’s Coming Down is out 8/14 via Saddle Creek.