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Lovers Need Layers

03/19/2004 | Pitchfork Media | | Feature
Tim Kasher is at it again. One year after Cursive's most recent bout with depression, The Ugly Organist, the Saddle Creek mainstay has penned and recorded a brand new glut of drunken anthems for his "diametric pop" side-project, The Good Life. Bearing the unabashedly Kasher-esque title, Lovers Need Lawyers, the EP-- which, according to Saddle Creek, serves as a precursor to an upcoming August full-length-- is another collection of "the happiest angry songs ever recorded." But just how happy-angry are we talking? Saddle Creek is promising a record of "liquor-soaked lounge, as interpreted by Dexy's Midnight Runners." Okay, that tells us nothing. Recorded and mixed by Saddle Creek's in-house production gigolos, AJ Mogis and Andy Lemaster, the EP is scheduled to drop May 18th. Tracklist:

01 Leaving Omaha
02 Entertainer
03 Lovers Need Lawyers
04 Always a Bridesmaid
05 Friction!
06 For the Love of the Song

The Good Life, which now includes a full-time lineup of Stefani Drootin, Ryan Fox, Roger Lewis, and Kasher, are presently mapping out an ambitious U.S. tour in support of the EP for the months of June and July. Nothing set in stone yet, but to prove our eternal devotion to you, the readers, we at the Fork give you our solemn oath to hunt the dates down as soon as they're confirmed, and to half-heartedly consider printing them when they're found.
Lovers Need Layers

Lovers Need Layers

CD / 10" / MP3