“Diving Bell” by The Good Life

The Good Life today debuted their video for the single “Diving Bell,” off their full-length Everybody’s Coming Down. The video was directed by the band’s own Stefanie Drootin-Senseney, The clip comes ahead of the band’s May/June co-headlining summer tour with Speedy Ortiz, which begins tomorrow with a hometown show at The Waiting Room. The band is also confirmed for three dates of Hear Nebraska’s The Good Living Tour in late July Everybody’s Coming Down is The Good Life’s first album since 2007, the album dropped on August 14, 2015 via Saddle Creek.

The Good Life’s previous album, Help Wanted Nights, was released in 2007 and earned the band positive press attention. After touring in support of the record, and playing a handful of June 2010 shows, the band dispersed to focus on other projects – Cursive and solo albums for Kasher, Big Harp for Drootin-Senseney, the bands Conduits and Oquoa for Lewis, and solo material and a tape label, Majestic Litter, for Fox – but always planned to regroup for another album. Everybody’s Coming Down was written mainly in late 2014, and The Good Life played a few shows that August, October, and December to road test some of the new songs. Recording began in January 2015 at Omaha’s ARC studios and finished in the quartet’s respective homes, which are scattered across the US: Chicago, IL (Kasher), Omaha, NE (Lewis), Los Angeles, CA (Drootin-Senseney), and Portland, OR (Fox). The band then traveled to Dallas, TX to mix with John Congleton (St. Vincent, Baroness, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings) at his Elmwood Recording.

The Good Life tour dates:

MAY 24 OMAHA, NE WAITING ROOM**
MAY 25 DENVER, CO MARQUIS THEATRE**
MAY 26 SALT LAKE CITY, UT KILBY COURT*
MAY 28 SPOKANE, WA THE BARTLETT*
MAY 29 SEATTLE, WA BARBOZA$
MAY 31 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE*
JUN. 2 SAN FRANCISCO, CA RICKSHAW STOP*
JUN. 3 FRESNO, CA STRUMMERS*
JUN. 4 VENTURA, CA LARGE MARGE$
JUN. 5 LOS ANGELES, CA ECHOPLEX*
JUN. 6 PHOENIX, AZ CRESCENT BALLROOM*
JUN. 7 ALBUQUERQUE, NM LAUNCHPAD*
JUN. 8 EL PASO, TX BOWIE FEATHERS*
JUN. 10 AUSTIN, TX BARRACUDA***
JUN. 11 MCALLEN, TX YERBERIA CULTURA%
JUN. 12 HOUSTON, TX WALTERS DOWNTOWN**
JUN. 13 DALLAS, TX CLUB DADA**
JUN. 14 NORMAN, OK THE OPOLIS**
JUL. 21 ORD, NE THE GOLDEN HUSK#
JUL. 22 KEARNEY, NE TBD#
JUL. 23 GRAND ISLAND, NE E. PINE ST. & N. SOUTH FRONT STREET#

* co-headline with Speedy Ortiz, Tancred supports
** co-headline with Speedy Ortiz, Oquoa supports
*** co-headline with Speedy Ortiz, Tancred & Oquoa support
$ La Sera, Tancred supports
% co-headline with Speedy Ortiz
# The Good Living Tour presented by Hear Nebraska