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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

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Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

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Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

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Other Lives — Mind the Gap EP

Joshua Boydston October 10th, 2012

Few things help a band out more than finding a big brother to help it navigate the treacherous waters of the music industry. Stillwater’s Other Lives has found its in Radiohead, for whom they opened on a recent tour.

From the sound of Other Lives’ new EP, Mind the Gap, the influence has been indelible and highly beneficial.

2011’s Tamer Animals was a brilliant record and dark-horse candidate for album of the year in certain circles. So it should mean something to say that “Take Us Alive,” the starter song on Mind the Gap, is the best thing the band has ever done. It’s a deeply affecting, brilliantly crafted single that carries forward with that rich, dark, folk-pop sound of Animals’ title track and elevates it with a sauntering, almost R&B backbone. It’s the dustier cousin of Kid A.

“Dead Can” is similarly impressive and textural. Atoms for Peace (that’s Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich and more) do a stirring remix of “Tamer Animals,” and “Dustbowl” finishes strong.

Due Oct. 23, the four-track effort makes good on the promise of Animals, ensuring the group’s true junior effort no longer will see them as a little brother. —Joshua Boydston

Hey! Read This:
Other Lives interview   
Tamer Animals album review  

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