Staff Pick: Other Lives at The Basement

By Columbus Alive
From the February 9, 2012 edition

Other Lives opened for Bon Iver last year. They’re opening for Radiohead later this year. That’s appropriate, not just because the Stillwater quintet deserves it — holy hell, is this band good! — but because they basically sound like the midpoint between those headliners. Last year’s “Tamer Animals” LP is founded on a fruitful convergence of Justin Vernon’s rustic sprawl and Thom Yorke’s space-age paranoia, serviced by their own 3G network of sorts: grim, graceful and grandiose. WIM opens Saturday’s show, perhaps this city’s last chance to see Other Lives in such close quarters.