Thursday, March 29, 2012
Other Lives Live - Free Downloads Released
Other Lives can't resist putting on a show, even when they're supposed to be taking a break.
The folk-rock mini-symphony from Stillwater, in between an opening-slot tour for Bon Iver and a similar one for Radiohead, performed at Tulsa's Fassler Hall in January.
Under The Belfry has released seven tracks from the concert, all free MP3 downloads. For their fans, it's a surprise gift; for the uninitiated, an introduction to one of the most remarkable breakout bands of 2011, whose live performances rival their studio accomplishments. The quintet's mood-setting, unbelievably atmospheric disc, Tamer Animals, was my favorite of the year.
The album has proved to have more legs than a bionic centipede... the workaholics have been promoting it via a pieced-together world tour for about a dozen months now; they're still on the road with Radiohead, and will be appearing at Coachella.
For more, see Other Lives' official website.
- Steve Stav