Other Lives – “Easy Way Out” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Other Lives - "Easy Way Out" Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Other Lives are playing two shows at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in a couple weeks, and they’re dropping a video to “Easy Way Out” from their lavish LP, Rituals, just in time to get the word out. The spooky, unsettling video has the pace and mood of a crime-thriller, and it’s pretty exhilarating to watch its plot unfurl. The song’s intricate orchestration circles around nervously in an ominous and bewildering way, which plays perfectly alongside the video’s eerie atmosphere. It would be a treat to catch Other Lives play in this newly refined, fully orchestrated form. A bulk of their European shows support Belle & Sebastian, which sounds like a dream bill for those who savor the elegance of strings, horns, and other classical instruments with indie rock. See those dates along with the “Easy Way Out” video below.

10/09, Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
10/10, Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Academy of Music
10/13, San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
10/14, Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
11/03, London, UK @ Assembly Islington
11/05, Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivolivredenburg
11/06, Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Doornroosje
11/07, Groningen, Netherlands @ De Oosterpoort
11/08, Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
11/10, Cenon, France @ Rocher de Palmer *
11/11, Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz *
11/12, Lisbon, Portugal @ Coliseum *
11/14, Madrid, Spain @ Riviera *
11/18, Nimes, France @ La Paloma *
11/19, Paris, France @ Casino de Paris *
11/21, Fribourg, Switzerland @ Fri-Son *
11/23, Zurich, Switzerland @ X-TRA Limmathaus *
11/24, Cologne, Germany @ Live Music Hall *
11/25, Brussels, Belgium @ Cirque Royal *
11/27, Hamburg, Germany @ Docks *
11/29, Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013 *

* = with Belle & Sebastian