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Other Lives — For 12
Album: Tamer Animals
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7.5

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Total ratings: 2124









Released: 2011
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Oh I was in the dark age
Searching for the ones in my mind
I'm so far away
But I had hit the ground running
Steady as you go I don't mind
I'm still here today

Oh Spouting hymns and buzzing rhymes
And forever talking when it ain't so kind
But it feels like forever on the run
When your mind turns to fiction

I had took the long way
I was in the heat I don't mind
I'm so far away
But it feels like forever on the run
When your mind turns to fiction
Oh Nudging the ghost from the skull
And a night without sleep
Vibration comes
First to the head and last to the feet
Spouting hymns and buzzing rhymes
And forever talking when it ain't so kind
But it feels like forever on the run
When your mind turns to fiction
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Thought it was alt-J at first until I read the notes.
 westslope wrote:


How is the rest of the CD?
 
The whole album (and subsequent one) are spot on! So emotive and deep. My favorite band by a long shot!!!
 yippee wrote:
beatles, what do you hear?
 
Not Beatles, that's for damn sure...
One of my favorite finds on RP...thanks Bill great disk
 yippee wrote:
beatles, what do you hear?
 
Moody Blues!
beatles, what do you hear?
Discovered these folks here. A big fan. So unique in sound and scope.
 1wolfy wrote:
Bought this CD...just now
 

How is the rest of the CD?
Still diggin' this years later.
 Asa001 wrote:
Vaguely reminds me of Choir of Young Believers; Hollow Talk. {#Ask} 

 
Don't know Hollow Talk, but I can hear the connection with Choir of Young Believers.
 1wolfy wrote:
visiting the astral plane with this song

 
Wave as you go by.....
visiting the astral plane with this song
This song has some sort of an eery atmosphere, plus the album cover, like it's from the X-files. I like it very much, but I'm scared at the same time. In short, I don't want to have this song in my mind when I go to sleep. And now I'm sure it's going to happen. {#Ask}
 justin4kick wrote:

Whining is in the ear of the beholder.

 
yeah, and that ear hurts its beholder :) PSD cured it.
Much love for Other Lives
Sounds like the Moody Blues, and that's a good thing.
Nice  
I hear this song again and I love it all over again! There is something very lovely, beyond the mellodrone. 
Amazed nobody's mentioned a similarity between this and Roy Harper
Vaguely reminds me of Choir of Young Believers; Hollow Talk. {#Ask} 
 joempie wrote:
i don't hate much in life, but those whining bands belong to it.

 
Whining is in the ear of the beholder.
Great Song!
 
One of those songs that bear the RP spirit at its finest...
First time posting...Love this program oh so much via @kzfr. i live in Oroville, CA...A short twenty minutes fom where the magic happens. I wait all day for Radio Paradise. even on the days i have to be at work at 8a.m. even just for a pygmy hint...👏👍👌✌
Back to back with Codex by Radiohead is very, very godlike {#Crown} 
Radiohead Codex to this ...brilliant! Wish I had some of that hash oil from the 70's......I'd listen to those 2 songs over and over for a couple hours kinda like I did back then with my David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name album.....all very dreamy, ethereal, float away on the wave, ok who's turn is it to flip the album over type music.
 fredriley wrote:
This obliquely puts me in mind of the film The Lives of Others, based in the old GDR. A surprisingly moving and affecting film, and highly recommended.

 
Wonderful film. Saw it for the first time the same year it came out, and - despite being slightly too young at the time to appreciate the subtle acting and scene direction - I could not look away. A similar feeling towards this song.
Solid 7. The background vocals are very reminiscent of another song that I can't quite place.
This is such a cool and different vibe.
i don't hate much in life, but those whining bands belong to it.
I like this quirkiness
 Zocket wrote:
Good transition from Who-Love reign o'er Me

 
And, today, from Talk Talk - The Rainbow.
I'm really liking this set.  Bravo, RP!
Moody Blues.
Timothy Leary  {#Meditate}
 fredriley wrote:
This obliquely puts me in mind of the film The Lives of Others, based in the old GDR. A surprisingly moving and affecting film, and highly recommended.

 
The nice thing about RP is being introduced to new music. You have also introduced me to a new film. Thanks
 rdo wrote:

I really disagree with your point about comments.  I think the point of a comment should be about the songs and what the listener thinks of them.  If people don't like a song then they should say so.  Also, I like snark, while you can come off as a bit smarmy.  If you prefer smarm, that is your right.
 
Precisely my point. The commenter wasn't commenting on the song. I agree with you that the comments should be directed at the song, regardless of their pertinence, logic, sense, or grammar--not ab hominem commentary about another RP member or their POV. If that's smarm, I embrace it wholeheartedly.
 fredriley wrote:
This obliquely puts me in mind of the film The Lives of Others, based in the old GDR. A surprisingly moving and affecting film, and highly recommended.

 
And this film reflects nothing but the truth! I lived there as a teenager before the wall came down.
 fredriley wrote:
This obliquely puts me in mind of the film The Lives of Others, based in the old GDR. A surprisingly moving and affecting film, and highly recommended.

 
You are not the only one. That movie was haunting, as is this music. Sticks to your ribs.



Still hauntingly beautiful; very nice production.
This obliquely puts me in mind of the film The Lives of Others, based in the old GDR. A surprisingly moving and affecting film, and highly recommended.
What a great recording - sounds are well produced !
 anending wrote:

How To Disappear Completely?

 

Thanks
Good transition from Who-Love reign o'er Me
 lemmoth wrote:
Can someone help me identify which Radiohead song is echoed in the string opening.

 
How To Disappear Completely?
Can someone help me identify which Radiohead song is echoed in the string opening.
 WonderLizard wrote:

I think you missed the point, which was that trolls should understand that they, too, have alternatives other than leaving their droppings on RP's threads. Besides, what's wrong with alternatives? KEXP is listener supported, just like RP, and is a non-profit to boot. I contribute to both because I listen to both. Next time read a bit more carefully and keep the snarky name-calling in your pocket.

 
I really disagree with your point about comments.  I think the point of a comment should be about the songs and what the listener thinks of them.  If people don't like a song then they should say so.  Also, I like snark, while you can come off as a bit smarmy.  If you prefer smarm, that is your right.
 Dog_Ear wrote:

That's like leaning over to the couple at the next table and telling them the food is much better at the joint next door. The webrats amaze me at times. RP serves it up just fine.

 
I think you missed the point, which was that trolls should understand that they, too, have alternatives other than leaving their droppings on RP's threads. Besides, what's wrong with alternatives? KEXP is listener supported, just like RP, and is a non-profit to boot. I contribute to both because I listen to both. Next time read a bit more carefully and keep the snarky name-calling in your pocket.
 WonderLizard wrote:

I habitually listen to KEXP whenever some sets turn over just a bit too frequently on RP. Great station. And a small nudge to my trolling friends out there: if you don't like it here, there's a lot of stuff to choose from. Go on. Take a risk. You'll thank me for this.

 
That's like leaning over to the couple at the next table and telling them the food is much better at the joint next door. The webrats amaze me at times. RP serves it up just fine.
 zepher wrote:

<snip> embedded video

 
I habitually listen to KEXP whenever some sets turn over just a bit too frequently on RP. Great station. And a small nudge to my trolling friends out there: if you don't like it here, there's a lot of stuff to choose from. Go on. Take a risk. You'll thank me for this.
LOVE this band. Wish they would travel a little further east and north on their next tour...
Boring
 dave_porter wrote:

Yawn. Is this pathetic recurring theme really the best you can do, when you're not posting your repulsive semi-eulogies?

  

Lazarus has no heart..
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like B.F. Skinner...  we love this kinda haunting song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
Yawn. Is this pathetic recurring theme really the best you can do, when you're not posting your repulsive semi-eulogies?
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like B.F. Skinner...  we love this kinda haunting song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
Damn Laz/Romeo,... I KNEW there was something I liked about you.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the holy moly world like B.F. Skinner...  we love this kinda haunting song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

Nice range.   Nice use of falsetto.

This gets better with subsequent listens.

Stillwater Oklahoma, eh?  Ya don't say......




<-- Brilliant Live Cut
 dm3000 wrote:
RP I would NEVER find great music like this if it wasn't for you!   

 
True! Very grateful for RP
 dm3000 wrote:
RP I would NEVER find great music like this if it wasn't for you!   

 
Well that's a given! RP has filled my music library with music I never would have found.
I've never heard these guys.....perfect sound for my moment.
mrgus wrote:
That's Numberwang!

 
 {#Lol}

Such a great show. 

The snooker commentators are my fav though.. 
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who thinks these fellas are outstanding..so mature, compelling in their songs. Part of me wishes they were more well-known, but then the other part likes that they are still my (ok, our RP communities') little secret :) 
 d-don wrote:

Commiting RP blasphemy I know by saying so, but I think they sound so much better than Radiohead.

 

Ho-hum.
but what do I know? 
i feel that as i get older, it's harder and harder for my attention to be caught.  these guys always seem to do it, though.
Can't get enough of this song, and this whole album - Dustbowl III is an amazing song as well!
RP I would NEVER find great music like this if it wasn't for you!   
BLOWING MY @#$%^&*(() MINd!!!!
Bought this CD...just now

Great band! Fantastic album!
 
8   >   9


First time hearing this. Nice. Will look for more of them. Thank you for playing so varied music Bill. :)
 d-don wrote:

Commiting RP blasphemy I know by saying so, but I think they sound so much better than Radiohead.
 
You're just rocking the truth don
 drsteevo wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead for the first 20 seconds or so, nice song!
 
Commiting RP blasphemy I know by saying so, but I think they sound so much better than Radiohead.

Other Lives by Erik Voake
https://www.flickr.com/photos/erikvoake/

Other Lives performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago, Il., 2009. Photo by ErikVoake.com.
Photos were taken for SPIN and can be seen on SPIN.com.

https://erikvoake.com/

Members: Jonathon Mooney, Jenny Hsu, Jesse Tabish, Josh Onstott, Colby Owens.

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Seen them twice in 2012 London and Paris - great band live and proof that theres good innovative music out there ;

I've had enough of radio stations that wallow in 1980s songs (and usually the same songs everyday!)

Just discovered RP recently and sticking with it;-)


these guys are amazing live. they all play at least 4 different instruments...sometimes all in the same song! impressive and talented!
 joelbb wrote:
Does anyone else out thee think he sounds just like John Lennon?
 
Nay lad, he dun't sound nowt like Lennon. Sounds maw-lark aw'kid.
I like the band and tune, but I can't help seeing this image of Bert when I hear the lead singer...

 
 They opened for Radiohead here in Denver and at least part of the 2012 tour.

sici wrote:

Yes, it was very like the beginning of How To Disappear Completely I think.

I thought it was going to be somebody's cover of the Radiohead song at first.
 

Like this a lot,Bill
 drsteevo wrote:
Thought it was Radiohead for the first 20 seconds or so, nice song!
 
Yes, it was very like the beginning of How To Disappear Completely I think.

I thought it was going to be somebody's cover of the Radiohead song at first.


That's Numberwang!
Does anyone else out thee think he sounds just like John Lennon?
 -Cor- wrote:
I saw them live in Utrecht, the Netherlands. As we entered the venue, the few people there were all sitting on the ground, talking and waiting. We took it as a bad sign, but boy... were we wrong! The venue eventually filled up and Other Lives took us all by surprise. Their vocals are absolutely on par, if not better, live, but what I liked most is that these guys/gal manage to produce an orchestral sound with just 5 musicians. All of them play multiple instruments; most impressive was the bass/keys guy. He played both... simultaneously!

Definitely a concert worth remembering. They must have loved the experience too, seeing as one week later they were back in Utrecht, hanging out in a café. {#Cheers}
 
Good description. Makes me want to check them out live.  


am really digging this.
I saw them live in Utrecht, the Netherlands. As we entered the venue, the few people there were all sitting on the ground, talking and waiting. We took it as a bad sign, but boy... were we wrong! The venue eventually filled up and Other Lives took us all by surprise. Their vocals are absolutely on par, if not better, live, but what I liked most is that these guys/gal manage to produce an orchestral sound with just 5 musicians. All of them play multiple instruments; most impressive was the bass/keys guy. He played both... simultaneously!

Definitely a concert worth remembering. They must have loved the experience too, seeing as one week later they were back in Utrecht, hanging out in a café. {#Cheers}
Have loved "other lives" for a while now — this song from their newest album is a stand out (whole thing is great in one, sweeping listening)

This is a song I play during one of my longer runs — it really helps to keep a steady pace and of course, great for the ears {#Dancingbanana_2} 
 xtalman wrote:
This is nice.  Never heard of them, of course nobody gets much press in OKC beside the Flaming Lips and country/blue grass acts.
 
That's odd: especially since these guys are apparently from near you - based out of Stillwater, OK.
Haunting, almost scary maybe.... But beautiful!
Also a bit of a Younger Brother sound... which is a very good thing
Thought it was Radiohead for the first 20 seconds or so, nice song!
Recently bought the CD - it's quite good overall.  If you like this tune you will really like the whole disc.
I really like this. Music is very appealing....draws you in.
I wonder if whoever rated this one as a 1 hears anything on RP that they like. 


Check out the video, not quite what i expected, but quite nice though ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWMqgeIDJs8 
Interesting! New to me but I like what I'm hearing on the first take. Will have to check out more of these guys. Txs RP!
New to me — will check out the rest for sure.  This one gets an "8" out of the gate.
A piece of art for sure!
Dreamy    {#Meditate}
sweeeeeeet
 jagdriver wrote:
I'm loving everything I hear by these guys.
 
Ibid.   {#Music}
This is nice.  Never heard of them, of course nobody gets much press in OKC beside the Flaming Lips and country/blue grass acts.
I'm loving everything I hear by these guys.
Great atmosphere, mysterious voices, rythm which takes you with it. Shortly : great song, never heard about the artists. New discovery. Thanks to RP
Never heard of them, but I remain quite curious and would like to hear more.
This band opened for Bon Iver in San Diego several months ago, and I thought Other Lives was a far more interesting band. 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Its... Tame... but maybe it grows on you? So far... not growing... I think the ex girlfriend who just dumped me would like this... not a plus. AND its being played TOO much this month... annoying.
Saw these guys open for Radiohead a month or so ago. Got this CD and the one before it. they've been in heavly rotation for the past few weeks. I like it a little better, but both of them are excellent.
best song on my favourite album of 2011
Initial 6   7
That was intersting and not bad....I'll look forward to hearing it again...nice job


This is cool...  kinda haunting...  love it...

 
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