Help Wanted Nights
For a second job, Cursive frontman Tim Kasher sure takes The Good Life seriously. Having already established the band as more than just the alias he took for his solo, mostly acoustic indie-folk-blues introspections, Kasher has given The Good Life just as much literary vitality as he has Cursive. Where Cursive's most recent album, last year's Happy Hollow, took place all within some neo-con nightmare of a small town, Nights appropriately tightens that focus (it's intended to become a soundtrack for a screenplay Kasher has written) with all its song-stories taking place within a small town bar. When Kasher's last call comes with "Rest Your Head," having spent the night on a barstool with strangers seems somber, sad and significant.