Posts tagged ‘Other Lives’

March 26, 2021

Play Listy For Me – New Indie Rock Volume 3

Play Listy For Me is our column where we share with you all the music we recently talked about in a genre blocked playlist, plus extra bonus songs.

Today for your playing and list appreciation it’s all the Indie Rock we’ve talked about on the blog for the past week or so, plus some bonus songs. Available to you now in playable and list form.

March 24, 2021

The Midweekly – Other Lives

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

It’s music that evokes cinematic images. Slow panning across landscapes. A sepia drenched sunset on the plains. A grainy black and white moonrise over a forest. There is much movement and color on For Their Love, the 2020 release from Other Lives. This is the fourth from the Oklahoma indie rock band. They recorded this one in remote Oregon, on Cooper Mountain, and it’s no surprise the production reflects that distance and isolation. It’s a record with warm acoustic guitar and piano chords that can have you feeling peacefully at home, then whisk you away to where jangly, electric guitars, and booming choirs reverberate off canyon walls, reminiscent of westerns. Melodies and layers are delivered beautifully by a whole host of instrumentation, from timpani and castanets, to strings and brass. Led by the mournful voice of Jesse Tabish, the songwriting is enigmatic without being complex. Leaving lyrical interpretations open to the listener, to write whatever script they like over the score, to envision shadowy figures moving in and out of frame, and over horizons. 

March 20, 2011

SXSWland Tales – Nick Cross

We didn’t go to SXSW this year, but a lot of people we know did.  We’ve thrown out the invitation for them to document their experiences here, in a little segment we’re calling SXSWland Tales.

Here’a another entry from our friend Nick Cross – tour manager for Asobi Seksu and co-host of the podcast Nick & Mat’s Infinite Shitlist.

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