After a year and a half of pre-production work with producer Rick Rubin, Howlin Rain found themselves with an overabundance of material and an increasing gap of time between the forecasted release of their forthcoming new album and their previous one, Magnificent Fiend. On the eve of hitting the studio to record number three, the band took ten days to complete this mini-album. It functions as both an introduction to the upcoming full album due in 2011 as well as a piece that stands on its own.
Coming off the extended period of writing and rehearsing, Howlin Rain knocked out a high-quality performance off the cuff and against the clock. All three songs were tracked in one evening live in the same room at Lucky Cat Studios by Phil Manley (Trans Am, The Fucking Champs) and then overdubbed and mixed by Tim Green at Louder Studios in a handful of days. The time that elapsed from when the band set up at Lucky Cat until The Good Life was completely finished and mastered was a week and a half.
In the midst of a journey to complete an album that will have been years in the making, this 12-inch is a catharsis of immediacy blasted down from that long highway—a postcard from the outer regions the band has navigated for many moons.