Friday, September 23, 2011

Other Lives Premiere "Tamer Animals" Video On Pitchfork || On Tour Now With Bon Iver & Mates || 'Tamer Animals' Out Now On tbd / White Iris Records

Other Lives Premiere "Tamer Animals" Video On Pitchfork

On Tour Now With Bon Iver & Mates of State

Tamer Animals Out Now On tbd / White Iris Records

Fall Tour Dates

9/24/11- Edgefield Amphitheatre- Troutdale, OR *
9/25/11- Orpheum Theatre- Vancouver, BC *
9/26/11- Paramount Theatre- Seattle, WA *
10/1/11- Newport Music Hall- Columbus, OH ^
10/3/11- The Orange Peel- Asheville, NC ^
10/4/11- Exit/In- Nashville, TN ^
10/5/11- Visulite Theatre- Charlotte, NC ^
10/6/11- Drunken Unicorn- Atlanta, GA ^
10/7/11- The Social- Orlando, FL ^
10/10/11- Canal Club- Richmond, VA ^
10/11/11- OttoBar- Baltimore, MD ^
10/12/11- Webster Hall- New York, NY #
* with Bon Iver
^ with Mates of State and Yawn
# with Mates of State



Filter 89% : Other Lives have managed to pull off a feat more remarkable than releasing a few engaging tunes—they’ve created an album. A dark mediation on man’s relationship with beasts, Tamer Animals highlights the band’s ability to skirt precious by painting with the dark hues of cello, bassoon, piano, guitar and Jesse Tabish’s Lennon-by-way-of-Wainwright vocals. Tamer Animals proves that more of less isn’t just memorable—it’s damn near magical.

Pitchfork: meticulously written and arranged and, at times, vividly cinematic. In the wrong hands, this music could feel labored or overstuffed, but thanks to the makeshift orchestra's shaggy ringleader, Jesse Tabish, these wistful Americana-styled tracks (influenced by Tabish favorites Sigur Rós and Godspeed You! Black Emperor) rarely feel forced. Instead of the big studio sound of their self-titled debut, Tamer Animals feels organic and lovingly crafted, a record whose lushness often invites you to simply collapse into it.
Spin Magazine  7 out of 10:  "Like their regional brethren Midlake, these Oklahomans seem fascinated by folky Englishmen of yore, though Other Lives lean more toward Fleet Foxes than Fleetwood Mac. There's even a dose of New Roman-ticism on their second album's title track, which could nestle nicely on a John Hughes soundtrack. Jesse Tabish's laid-back, borderline affectless voice can get tiresome, but layers of strings and piano (the droney "Old Statues") or ghostly backing voices (the haunting "As I Lay My Head Down") are usually enough to keep Tamer Animals from feeling too domesticated."
Paste Magazine : "In 2009, we called Other Lives self-titled record "criminally underrated." Now the band has a new record called Tamer Animals slated for a May 10 release on TBD Records/White Iris Records, and we're determined to help get them the attention they deserve. "
KCRW : "Oklahoma's Other Lives have just put the finishing touches on a truly sensational sophomore release, 'Tamer Animals'. Lush and haunting"
Consequence Of Sound : "Expect your hairs to stand on end or expect to shed a tear and not know why. Simply feel inspired, because you can’t help but be taken on a journey upon listening."
Hear Ya : "pick up this album, turn it up loud, close your eyes and make a movie in your head." -
You Aint No Picasso : "Tamer Animals has been a fantastic record to listen to"
Absolute Punk 95 % : Tamer Animals, the sophomore full-length from Oklahoma based quintet Other Lives is a beautiful and equally powerful listen.

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