Friday, May 13, 2011

Jeff's Weekly Pick: Other Lives @ Soda Bar Thursday May 19, 2011

Indie rock band Other Lives will be opening for drummer S. Carey this Thursday at Soda Bar. Touring to promote their recently released sophomore album, Tamer Animals, the Stillwater Oklahoma band is one of the best kept secrets on the independent music landscape. I am particularly drawn to the understated hypnotic nature of the music, which is clearly evident upon first listen. This is a band that is in harmony with one another, seemingly on a clear path to compose and perform songs that are well thought out. In fact, the core members have been together for a number of years, including lead Jesse Tabish, cellist Jenny Hsu and drummer Colby Owens. The lyrics take a back seat to the mood the album creates as a whole. This is indie rock of the highest quality, and Other Lives appears to be headed in the right direction. Your chance to see the band live in the cozy confines of the Soda Bar comes this Thursday. An impressive start to the evening for sure.

Watch a video of For 12 below.

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