Like many of the best albums he’s penned the last 15 years, Everbody’s Coming Down feels like a grand gesture from Tim Kasher.
Set during the course of a psychically frantic day, it’s a self-aware parade of clever and meaningful ways to say decay is imminent for all life. And not the heights of happiness and prosperity, nor being a respected artist writing albums about that common end, can deter it.
But it’s a record by The Good Life, as well — the once-Omaha-based quartet’s first in eight years — meaning it bears that band’s sense of intimacy and playfulness. Out Friday on Saddle Creek Records, Everybody’s Coming Down finds Kasher, guitarist Ryan Fox, bassist Stefanie Drootin-Senseney and drummer Roger Lewis creating some of the strangest and gutsiest rock frenzies in their now-five-LP discography. And whether you’d call it a concept album or not, its construction — of a few unifying, but cynical, anthems and many shorter avenues of lyrical panic and compensation — sets the band utterly loose.
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Stream the whole album below, and catch The Good Life on Saturday at Maha Music Festival.
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