Help Wanted Nights

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Help Wanted Nights
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Studio album by The Good Life
Released United States September 11, 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 40:13
Label Saddle Creek Records
Producer Mike Mogis
The Good Life chronology
Album of the Year
Help Wanted Nights
Everybody's Coming Down (2015)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
AP # 231 2.5/5 stars
Blender 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 7.0/10 stars link
Lost at Sea (6.7/10) link
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10.0) Review
Prefix Magazine 7.0/10 stars link
Rockfeedback 2/5 stars link
Twisted Ear 2/5 stars link

Help Wanted Nights is the fourth album by the Omaha-based band The Good Life, released on September 11, 2007 on Saddle Creek Records. Currently, frontman Tim Kasher has moved to Los Angeles and has written a screenplay entitled Help Wanted Nights. He has stated that the screenplay acts as a 'counterpart' to the album:

I tried to have the songs be less storytelling, and less narrative...since I was writing this fictionalized counterpart to this thing, I kind of liked the idea of writing songs to [exist] more as ideas that complement something else that was written. I tried to focus less on narrative and more on those big ideas.[1]

In regards to the content of the album, Kasher reveals that the new album involves:

"Roughly a week in a bar in a small town where a stranger's car breaks, he fraternizes with the regulars, getting too wrapped up in their sordid lives. Something like that."[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "On the Picket Fence" - 3:33
  2. "A Little Bit More" - 3:23
  3. "Heartbroke" - 1:56
  4. "Your Share of Men" - 2:32
  5. "You Don't Feel Like Home to Me" - 4:40
  6. "Keely Aimee" - 3:30
  7. "Playing Dumb" - 2:17
  8. "Some Tragedy" - 3:44
  9. "So Let Go" - 3:54
  10. "Rest Your Head" - 10:44


  1. ^ a b Pitchfork Media.