The Good Life, ‘Help Wanted Nights’ (Saddle Creek)
On his fourth album as the Good Life, prolific Cursive frontman Tim Kasher revels in lyrics about booze and heartbreak while delivering a string of teary folk-rock meditations. Sound familiar? For nearly a decade, such has been the focus of this side project, and Kasher does little to modify that formula here. Granted, his lonesome drawl may sound arresting when it’s 3 a.m. and you’re stumbling home from the bar, but maudlin tunes like “You Don’t Feel Like Home to Me” and “Some Tragedy” need more than quietly strummed minor chords to sell their hard-luck laments.