Other Lives hail from Stillwater, Oklahoma, a small town in the vast open spaces of the mid-West, and for the past sixteen months they have been composing and recording their second album, Tamer Animals. This will get a UK release on the 29th August via Play It Again Sam Records.
Underpinning Tamer Animals’ rich palette of sounds is a native dust bowl austerity: a desolate yet epic beauty that mirrors the sweeping landscape that surrounds them. Likewise, the galloping rhythms and Morricone-esque guitar of taster track For 12 conjures a feeling of uneasy expansiveness, a timeless aural sublimity of The Great Plains of the Old West, but without a saddle or spur in sight.
It is a seamless blend of sparse folk and chamber pop on the one hand and rich philharmonic, orchestral rock on the other – sometimes separate and sometimes beautifully interlinked, Tamer Animals is as haunting as it is epic and is certainly one to put on your ‘must have’ list.
Download Other Lives – For 12 mp3 (from Tamer Animals)