Have a Nice Life

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Have a Nice Life
Have a Nice Life in 2010
Background information
OriginMiddletown, Connecticut, United States
GenresExperimental rock, post-punk
Years active2000–present
LabelsEnemies List Home Recordings, The Flenser
Associated acts Giles Corey, GATE, The Flowers of St. Francis, Black Wing, Nahvalr
MembersDan Barrett
Tim Macuga

Have a Nice Life is an American experimental rock band founded in Connecticut in 2000 by Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga. They are known for their unique style of post-punk, which includes elements of shoegazing, post-rock, industrial, ambient and drone.


Have a Nice Life was formed in 2000 by Dan Barrett and Tim Macuga of Connecticut.

Their debut album, Deathconsciousness, has received critical acclaim since its release in 2008.[1] It initially did not receive much recognition, but has since been hailed as a modern masterpiece through discussions on online communities and word of mouth.[2]

The band followed up with the extended play Time of Land, released as a free download in 2010.[3]

On January 27, 2014,[4] Have a Nice Life released their second studio album The Unnatural World. According to Metacritic, the album has received generally favorable reviews.[5][6]

On November 8, 2019, the band released their third studio album Sea of Worry.[7]


Studio albums[edit]

Compilation album[edit]

  • Voids (2010)
  • Voids II (2014)

Extended play[edit]

Live album[edit]

  • Live at The Stone NYC (2010)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hill, John (November 24, 2014). "Have a Nice Life's Deathconsciousness is the Next Greatest Album of All Time". Vice. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.vice.com/en_au/article/r7pz8z/have-a-nice-life-deathconsciousness-retrospective
  3. ^ Staff (n.d.). "About Time of Land by Have a Nice Life". Enemies List Home Recordings. Archived from the original on June 26, 2012. Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ https://theflenser.bandcamp.com/album/the-unnatural-world
  5. ^ "The Unnatural World". Metacritic. Retrieved April 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "Have A Nice Life and Woods of Desolation streaming new LPs". Retrieved October 12, 2015.
  7. ^ "Have a Nice Life - Sea of Worry". The Flenser. August 26, 2019. Retrieved November 3, 2019.
  8. ^ "Have A Nice Life Aren't Joking". Kerrang!. Retrieved July 13, 2019.

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