Poetry set to music. There's so much bad music out there, it's refreshing to hear some good stuff every once in a while. With Tim Kashner of Cursive fame at the helm, The Good Life's second CD digs deep inside the psyche and pulls out raw emotion. Once you get past the fact that he sounds just like Robert Smith from the Cure, especially on track 2, "The Beaten Path," you'll get sucked in. It's not 80's Goth, it's more like emo-rock with a twist. The synthesizer, sequencer and various keyboard creations set them apart from the likes of Sunny Day Real Estate. "After O'Rourke's, 2:10AM" describes the post-relationship reflection that follows a late night of drinking. How many of us haven't been there? Check 'em out while they're on tour with Bright Eyes and Mayday in May.