Author: CHRIS WHYTE
02/01/2002 | Mean Street | Album Review
How Omaha, Neb. became a breeding ground for intelligent indie rockers is perhaps the biggest mystery of the new millennium. But somehow, this land of cows served up a slew of great-and varied-releases over the past few years from the likes of Bright Eyes, The Faint, Cursive, Son, Ambulance and Desaparecidos (all through the Omaha-based Saddle Creek imprint). The Creek's latest release is The Good Life's Black Out and it further proves that the label and the Omaha area as a whole are as good as it gets. The brain child of Cursive's Tim Kasher, The Good Life makes wonderful statements with this release: that subtlety can have a pop sensibility, that sounds and the moods created by these sounds are limitless and that, believe it or not, indie rock can be fun.