Other Lives, Tamer Animals
From the very second Tamer Animals fades into focus, it’s as if Other Lives are out to deliver one of the year’s most richly detailed records; a flawless, filler-free set of spellbound songs that’ll make anyone with a pulse feel sudden pangs of loss and regret. If you understand the appeal of artists like Fleet Foxes but leave their LPs feeling a bit empty, this record will fill that void with what essentially amounts to a well-edited vocal version of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. Meaning: music that moves you, even if you can’t quite put your finger on why.