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In the small, prairie town of Stillwater, Okla., there lives a band of symphonic troubadours
that has capitalized on the meaning of isolation. Other Lives’ sophomore album, ‘Tamer Animals,’ mixed by longtime Beck drummer Joey Waronker, explores cinematic landscapes through dark-star strings over a base pad of contemplative folk.

“For 12” employs this concept perfectly through spaghetti-Western strings, with an almost Latin-feeling beat that pushes the song along like a thoroughbred horse. The video, directed by Nick Davidge, seeslead singer Jesse Tabish high above the Martian landscape about to explore its lonely surface…

Influenced by Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey,’ Davidge developed a spaceship of analog controls,
filled with flashing, beeping lights. “I think I’d seen some of the latest NASA photos that were coming back from Mars and there’s something amazingly familiar about them but at the same time so alien,” the director says. “There is no life, just these expansive empty vistas of red rocks and sand. It felt so close yet in reality, so far away. It seemed like the perfect emotional backdrop for this song.”

Other Lives will perform at the 2011 XPoNential Music Festival, which takes place at Camden County’s Wiggins Park on the Camden Waterfront, from Friday, July 22nd through Sunday, July 24th.

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