Other Lives (band)

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Other Lives
Singer Jesse Tabish in May 2009.
Singer Jesse Tabish in May 2009.
Background information
Also known asKunek
OriginStillwater, Oklahoma, United States
GenresIndie rock
Years active2004-present
LabelsTBD Records / Play It Again Sam, MapleMusic Recordings (Canada)
MembersJonathon Mooney
Josh Onstott
Jesse Tabish
Danny Reisch
Past membersEric Kiner
Colby Owens
Jenny Hsu

Other Lives is an American indie rock band from Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States.[1]

The band originally formed in 2004 as Kunek and released one album in 2006 under that name.[1] Other Lives' self-titled album was released physically April 7, 2009 by TBD Records[2] and digitally March 17, 2009.[3] The album was recorded in Los Angeles and produced by Joey Waronker.[2]

According to their official Facebook page current band members are Jesse Tabish (piano, guitar, lead vocals), Jonathon Mooney (piano, violin, guitar, percussion, trumpet) & Josh Onstott (bass, keys, percussion, guitar, backing vocals)

"For 12" was featured as KCRW's "Today's Top Tune" on October 27, 2010.

Other Lives finished working on their album Tamer Animals in February 2011. The album was released on May 10, 2011, in the USA and August 29, 2011, in UK/Europe. The album was critically well-received, and Thom Yorke's supergroup Atoms for Peace released a remix of the title track the following year.

In the summer of 2011, the band toured with S. Carey and The Rosebuds. Following a month of shows in the UK, the band joined Bon Iver in September in the USA and Canada and played at Iceland Airwaves festival. The band returned to the UK in October to support Chapel Club in London on October 18. The band opened for Radiohead on the first leg of their 2012 North American tour in February and March, 2012, and also played 2012 Coachella Festival.[4]

In September 2011, Other Lives launched their Wirewax interactive website,[5] which was built around the band's official video for "For 12", and allowed users to access audio and visual content within the video.

On October 22, 2012, Other Lives' new album, Mind the Gap EP, was released.[6]

After opening for Radiohead and subsequently headlining their own tour in 2012, the band took a hiatus from performing to work on their upcoming album, "Rituals." Over the next few years, Other Lives released the eponymous "Rituals" and "2 Pyramids" as promotional singles before releasing the album on May 4, 2015. "Rituals" marked a departure from TBD Records, as the band instead released their newest album on the Belgian label Play It Again Sam Recordings with the help of co-producer and Atoms For Peace drummer Joey Waronker.[7] In a message about the album on their website, front man Jesse Tabish wrote, "We wanted a cleaner, brighter record with more movement and color."[8] During the eighteen month period of the album's creation, the group wrote over sixty songs before releasing its current, fourteen track iteration, which runs at fifty-four minutes and eighteen seconds. The album has a notably more somber feel to it than previous works, with AllMusic describing its sound as "shimmery, meticulously crafted . . . pure pop bliss . . . rooted in darkness."[7]

In the summer of 2014, Shearwater drummer Danny Reisch replaced Colby Owens.

The band has spent the summer of 2018 recording a new album in Cooper Mountain, Oregon. On January 9, 2020, they announced that the album For Their Love will be released on April 24, 2020.



List of albums, with year released and chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions







Flight of the Flynns (as Kunek) 2006
Other Lives EP 2008[3]
Other Lives 2009
Tamer Animals 2011 45 1 1 74 46
Mind The Gap EP 2012
Rituals 2015 7 19 33 52 85 132 26 42
For Their Love 2020 38 92 137
71 28


  • For 12 (12" vinyl with 2 bonus tracks) (2011)
  • For 12 (2 track - UK promo single with edit version) (2011)
  • Tamer Animals (2 track - promo single with edit version) (2011)
  • Old Statues (2 track - UK promo single with edit version) (2011)


  1. ^ a b Monger, James Christopher. "Other Lives - Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-03-23.
  2. ^ a b "Other Lives To Release Debut Album This April". Filter. 2009-01-15. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
  3. ^ a b "Other Lives' self-titled debut album due out April 7 / Video". Skope Magazine. 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
  4. ^ O'Neal, Sean (2012-01-09). "Here is this year's Coachella lineup". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  5. ^ "Tamer Animals". Tameranimals.com. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  6. ^ "Pitchfork Announces Our Mind The Gap Ep Release". Otherlives.com. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
  7. ^ a b "Rituals - Other Lives | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-06-29. Retrieved 2016-07-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Other Lives Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  10. ^ "Other Lives Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Other Lives Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d e "Other Lives – Rituals" (in Dutch). Ultratop Flanders. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c "Other Lives – Tamer Animals" (in Dutch). Ultratop Flanders. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  14. ^ "Other Lives – Tamer Animals" (in French). Ultratop Wallonia. Retrieved February 24, 2019.
  15. ^ "Top Albums (Week 22, 2020)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved June 1, 2020.

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