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Tamer Animals
April 19, 2011, 9:19 am
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Stillwater, Oklahoma’s Other Lives could easily come off as an amalgamation of successful indie rock groups of the 2000’s. Those horns sound like Beirut’s, the voice at times like Ed Droste of Grizzly Bear, the melancholy of The National, and on and on. While certain aspects of their album Tamer Animals do bring to mind other successful groups, the songs are unique in their own light. They’re compelling and sad most of the times, but I think their sound is immediate and the songs stick in your head early in your first listening.

♫ For 12

They’re going on tour with some big names this summer, from The Decemberists, The National, S. Carey, and the Rosebuds. Their album comes out May 17th on TBD Records, and on vinyl on White Iris. Be sure to see them on tour all summer.

4/19/11 – Cain’s Ballroom  – Tulsa, OK w/ The National
4/29/11 – House of Blues  – Dallas, TX w/ The Decemberists
4/30/11 – Stubb’s Waller Creek  – Austin, TX  w/ The Decemberists
5/12/11 – High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI   w/ S. Carey
5/13/11 – The Mill  – Iowa City, IA w/ S. Carey
5/14/11 – Slowdown Jr.  – Omaha, NE w/ S. Carey
5/15/11 – The Record Bar  – Kansas City, MO w/ S. Carey
5/16/11  – Hi-Dive  – Denver, CO w/ S. Carey
5/18/11 – Club Congress  – Tucson, AZ  w/ S. Carey
5/19/11  – Soda Bar – San Diego, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/20/11  – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/21/11 – The Satellite  – Los Angeles, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/22/11 – Henry Miller Library – Big Sur, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/24/11 – Café Du Nord – San Francisco, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/25/11 – Sophia’s Thai Kitchen – Davis, CA  w/ S. Carey
5/26/11 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR w/ S. Carey
5/27/11 – Panadaland – Bellingham, WA w/ S. Carey
5/29/11 – Sasquatch Music Festival – Quincy, WA (festival)
5/30/11 – The Badlander – Missoula, MN w/ S. Carey
06/03/11    Mojo’s Columbia, Missouri..headline
06/06/11    Brighton Music Hall Allston, Massachusetts..headline
06/07/11    Mercury Lounge New York, New York headine
06/09/11    Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, Pennsylvania headline
06/10/11    The Red Palace Washington, D.C. Headline
6/15/11 – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall – Asheville, NC w/ The Rosebuds
6/16/11 – The Earl – Atlanta, GA  w/ The Rosebuds
6/17/11 – Proud Larry’s – Oxford, MS w/ The Rosebuds
6/18/11 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL w/ The Rosebuds
6/19/11 – Stickyz Chicken Shack – Little Rock, AR    w/ The Rosebuds
6/21/11 – Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA w/ The Rosebuds
6/23/11 – Club DaDa -Dallas, TX w/ The Rosebuds
6/24/11 – The Parish -Austin, TX w/ The Rosebuds
6/25/11 – Fitzgerald’s Downstairs – Houston, TX w/ The Rosebuds
6/28/11 – Santa Fe Brewing Company – Santa Fe, NM w/ The Rosebuds
7/2/11 – Cellar Door – Visalia, CA w/ The Rosebuds
7/9/11 – The Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA w/ The Rosebuds
7/12/11 – Media Club – Vancouver, Canada w/ The Rosebuds
7/14/11 – The Neurolux – Boise, ID  w/ The Rosebuds
7/15/11 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ The Rosebuds
7/19/11 – 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN w/ The Rosebuds
07/22/11    Schubas Tavern Chicago, Illinois headline
07/23/11    ROZZ-TOX  Rock Island, Illinois headline

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