- Easy Way Out
- As I Lay My Head Down
- Land Forms
- 2 Pyramids
- For 12
- Tamer Animals
- English Summer
- Dark Horse
- For The Last
- Black Tables
- Something In The Way (Nirvana cover)
- Great Sky
- Dust Bowl III
- seeing Other Lives for the first time and not being disappointed!
- the wonderful use of horns on several tracks – never over-powering, always just the right amount
- loved the band’s use of strings
- Jesse Tabish is an interesting frontman, an understated performer who still leads
- how their “middle plains dust bowl”-vibe was actually authentic and not annoyingly put-on like Mumford & Sons or nonsense like that
- a random drunk chick in the audience who was annoying and needed to go home
(d) overall thoughts
I had only ever heard a song or two by Other Lives before this show. My roommate is a big fan and considers the band local hometown heroes, seeing as she – like the band – hails from Oklahoma. It can be strange going into a show with no real idea how things will turn out, but I thoroughly enjoyed Other Lives. They walk this unique line of being a rock band with an alternative dust-bowl, not-quite-country edge and add a brass and strings section. And it totally works.
Their live show is a bit ethereal and intimate, personal and large-sounding at the same time. The Bowery Ballroom is a small venue, but I felt like the music could’ve beautifully filled a place like Carnegie Hall, or even bigger. The lights were coordinated to the sound in a perfect way; it felt like we had journeyed together through something real and emotional by the end of it.
Bottom Line: More people should know about Other Lives – they’ve got a huge, unique sound while still remaining intimately close with the audience, and that’s cool.