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
(2004)Album of the Year2004
Help Wanted Nights
Everybody's Coming Down
(2015)Everybody's Coming Down2015
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