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Other Lives announce new album, premiere “Reconfiguration” — listen

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    On May 5th, Other Lives will return with their new album Rituals through TBD Records. Following 2011’s Tamer Animals, the 13-track effort was co-produced by band members Jonathon Mooney and Jesse Tabish alongside Atoms for Peace’s own Joey Waronker. According to a press release, the LP’s themes were born during a transitional period for the band, specifically their relocation to Portland, Oregon from their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma.

    “There was a spirit of change,” Tabish explained of the band’s mindset going into the Rituals recording sessions. “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.”

    He added: “This one was a real journey. It was a long time spent searching for a new identity … still trying to retain the past of our musical palate but also really trying to stretch ourselves into a new type of music.”

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    In anticipation, Other Lives have shared the lead single “Reconfiguration”. Whereas their previous album was more of a pastoral folk affair, this new song marks an exploration of shadowier atmospherics and bolder, experimental rock. (Sounds like someone’s been heavily bumping Amok.) Listen in below, followed by the LP’s artwork and tracklist.

    Rituals - album by Other Lives

    Rituals Tracklist:
    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 Mag

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