On the Good Life's third release, Lovers Need Lawyers (the band's first EP), Kasher outlines a screenplay of vignettes, from an ode to his inability to properly leave Omaha to a story about a man and woman who meet at a wedding and fall in and out of love in the course of a night. For the emo purists in the Cursive cult, handclaps and "ba-da-ba's" may not sit well, but the foot-tapping catchiness and general good feeling in the musical arrangements actually lends more gravity to Kasher's sardonic lyrics, which end up happily out of place.
On "Entertainer," Kasher sings, "I'm not an artist/I'm an asshole without a job/Making money off alcohol," while he and his cohorts generate an upbeat blend of snappy rhythms and Ryan Fox's organ splashes -- which act as the magic seasoning that pulls the sound together. While the instruments may change, the touch is distinctively Kasher's, and his deft songwriting makes the Good Life a good way to spend time away from Cursive.
The Good Life plays the Echo Lounge Tues., July 27, 9 p.m. $8.
*Christ, Lord sorry
"Punk" style like this seems like it is the polar opposite of punk. Bradford Cox…
They're kind of starting to look like a joke of themselves. Song's good though.
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Their show with Chris, Lord about 3 years at the Unicorn was the best.