photos by Dominick Mastrangelo
Other Lives @ Bowery Ballroom, 11/29/2012
Call Other Lives folkestral. The band takes cues from expansive acts with sprawling live arrangements and Americana heartbeats, copping feels from everyone from Bon Iver to Sigur Rós in the process. It must be a labor of love to drag that symphony across the country. Contrast that to the spare opener Indians, which created vibrant atmospheres by burrowing into its harmonies and reverbs. The Copenhagen-based project is also sorta-folk, but expresses that aesthetic through waves of keyboards and quiet charm. Indians' melodic, hazy obliques achieved a scaled emotionalism that didn't aim for melodrama or total control, and primed the audience to get swept in by Other Lives' technicolor rumble. - [CMJ]Oklahoma's Other Lives brought their tour to NYC this week playing two shows, the first of which was last night (11/28) at Bowery Ballroom with Danish act Indians opening. Both play again tonight (11/29), this time at Music Hall of Williamsburg which is not sold out.
More pictures from last night's Bowery Ballroom performance are below.