Make Listening to Other Lives part of your daily Rituals

The only bad news about the new release from Other Lives is that it isn’t out until May 5th. The good news is what a wonderful piece of work it is. Rituals is an exciting listen with lots of layers that will keep you interested until you make up your Top albums of 2015 lists.  It has that Radiohead-like adventuresome nature with Fleet Foxes-like harmony and song-writing.

And you can hear the track “Reconfiguration” now…

Incentives to pre-order early:

  • First 400 physical pre-orders receive a set of 3 limited edition postcard lithographs
  • All pre-orders receive an early download of the album the Friday before release (May 1st)
  • All pre-orders receive an instant download of “Reconfiguration” + “2 Pyramids” prior to release

PRE-ORDER NOW

Rituals Tracklisting
 
01. Fair Weather
02. Pattern
03. Reconfiguration
04. Easy Way Out
05. Beat Primal
06. New Fog
07. 2 Pyramids
08. Need A Line
09. English Summer
10. Untitled
11. No Trouble
12. For The Last
13. It’s Not Magic
14. Ritual

Other Lives is comprised of Josh Onstott, Jonathon Mooney and Jesse Tabish. Rituals is a pure encapsulation of the band’s relentless drive for precision. The trio relocated to Portland, Oregon from their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma to record the album. Tabish says the relocation had a direct influence that can be heard through Rituals.

Photo Credit: Emily Ulmer

 “There was a spirit of change,” Tabish offers. “We had done [2011’s second LP] Tamer Animals, which was very close to us and about our home. So the next record was about the spontaneity of travel and being isolated. For the first times in our lives we were moving off on our own away from our families and kind of coming into our own. I wanted the songs to reflect that new spirit.”

“This one was a real journey,” Tabish says of the 18 months spent writing more than 60 songs for Rituals, a constant creative outlet for the relentless sonic architect amid a rigorous few years of touring their debut album.  “It was a long time spent searching for a new identity,” the soft-spoken singer continues of the writing process, “still trying to retain the past of our musical palate but also really trying to stretch ourselves into a new type of music.” The album was produced by Mooney, Tabish and Joey Waronker (Eels, Atoms for Peace, Beck, etc.).

While Rituals marks a new chapter in Other Lives’ story, it’s also a continuation of a decade-plus passage.  “I feel really lucky to be able to have a band and people around me that have been so supportive and we’ve stuck together all these years and still don’t hate each other,” Tabish says. “All three of us are like brothers. I don’t think that will ever go away. I loved those kids then and I love them now. There’s that mutual feeling. If I want to go have a beer with anyone it would be those two guys. That kind of says something.”

Let’s all have a beer together! You live in Portland now and they have many good breweries.

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About Spool Going Round

If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. spoolgoinground@yahoo.com My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage and interviewed Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/spool-going-round/about-spool-going-round.html#ixzz1Bfx7V0ug
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