Other Lives returns to the Satellite tomorrow opening for the Rosebuds. The Stillwater, Oklahoma band plays lush, orchestrated, haunted layered compositions that equally evoke forest rock stranded in the desert and minimal composers along the lines of Phillip Glass. If you missed them last month when their show coincided with the Silver Lake Jubilee, Friday’s show may be the last time to see them play a small room. Their next Los Angeles show is in September at the Shrine Auditorium with Bon Iver. Excerpts from my recent interview with Other Lives frontman Jesse Tabish follow.
Looking for a quiet place to take an important call, I tell the other crew guys at my job, “I’m going to need the freight elevator until the end of lunch.” The appointment for my phone interview with Jesse Tabish of Other Lives has conveniently aligned with the break schedule on the gallery project I am working on. As the door of the freight metallically clangs shut I am connected by phone to a bandleader in Oklahoma.
Kathryn Pinto: How was playing the Satellite last time (in May)?
Jesse Tabish: It was really good [in] May, a really good, lively crowd. That’s always so much fun... I’m looking forward to playing there again. It’s a great room and we have a lot of friends and our label’s in LA. It just a fun second home.