Other Lives / Tamer Animals
Album: Tamer Animals   Collection:General
Artist:Other Lives   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Tbd Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-08 Pull Date: 2012-03-11
Week Ending: Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 4 3 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 03, 2016: radio seven
Tamer Animals
4. Jan 25, 2013: FOLKTRONICA
Tamer Animals
2. Jun 04, 2015: A Visit From Drum
For 12
5. May 20, 2012: There and Back Again
Heading East
3. Nov 29, 2013: Killer Yellow
For 12
6. Mar 09, 2012: There and Back Again
Dark Horse

Album Review
Kyle Vandenberg
Reviewed 2011-12-23
Other Lives: Tamer Animals: Contemplative, majestic, emotional, lyrical indie rock straight out of Oklahoma. This band makes use of a wide variety of instruments, and feature echo-y, falsetto male vocals. Really constant sound throughout, but each track manages to still maintain its beautiful individuality. FCC clean. Most of these deserve airplay, but first go for 3, 10, 4, 8
1) 2:40 Steady repeated horns, with lyrical violin
2) 3:47 Tambourine and big vocal chorus, with more wandering and softer verses sprinkled with light piano.
3) 4:11 Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke says he wishes he wrote this song. Like a low-key indie version of a Western movie soundtrack. Makes you feel like you’re galloping through the desert under the moonlight.
4) 4:08 Arcade Fire-like feel, with piano and vocal choruses up front (title track.
5) 4:57 Strummed country guitar, ambient background soundscape, tinkling piano, chill vocals, build-up in intensity toward the end.
6) 3:50 Steady percussion and piano, with echoed layered vocals in a sort of Beatles-like harmony.
7) 4:09 Deliberate, with steady repeated piano chords, twangy guitar, and crooning vocals. A song to rock back and forth to.
8) 2:21 True to its name, a track filled with woodwind instrumentals, but also background piano and airy vocals and deep bass drums.
9) 4:27 Distant-sounding drums, quavering violins, and echo-y vocals.
10) 3:18 Calm violins, piano, and crooning, embedded in a rich soundscape.
11) 2:32 Ambient sounds, distant horn melody drifting in and out.
12) 3:49 Somehow sounds low-key and triumphant at the same time; steady drums, violin, crooning.
Kyle Vandenberg

Track Listing
1. Dark Horse   6. Weather
2. As I Lay My Head Down   7. Old Statues
3. For 12   8. Woodwind
4. Tamer Animals   9. Desert
5. Dust Bowl Iii   10. Landforms
  11. Heading East