Other Lives stunned and amazed the crowd at the Red Palace Friday night. I know I, for one, was very blown-away by their performance. I have a soft spot for bands with a piano and an even softer spot for bands with orchestral instruments (I played the violin for nine years).
Other Lives does a good job of transitioning between moods in their songs. The violin or cello (whichever is used, depending on the song) can provide for a nice, finished sound or something a bit more edgy. They have a soulful feel with folky vocals, creating a very, very enjoyable sound.
Deleted Scenes opened up the show for them. Their music can be heard here: http://www.myspace.com/deletedscenes.
Their album Tamer Animals just came out this past May. The band recorded this album in their hometown of Stillwater, Oklahoma. Their tour dates include shows with the Decemberists and The National. The dates are listed below. Definitely, definitely make plans to see them if they come your way.