Other Lives, Tamer Animals

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 08.03.11 in Reviews

From the very second Tamer Animals fades into focus, it’s as if Other Lives are out to deliver one of the year’s most richly detailed records; a flawless, filler-free set of spellbound songs that’ll make anyone with a pulse feel sudden pangs of loss and regret. If you understand the appeal of artists like Fleet Foxes but leave their LPs feeling a bit empty, this record will fill that void with what essentially amounts to a well-edited vocal version of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Meaning: music that moves you, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why.