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Brooklyn NY, United States (2007 – present)

The Antlers are an indie rock band currently based in Brooklyn, New York, fronted by Peter Silberman. Initially, The Antlers was a solo project created by vocalist and guitarist Silberman immediately after he had moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 2007. Silberman wrote the first album, “In the Attic of the Universe” by himself and under his own name. Afterwards, he recruited Lerner and Cicci, becoming a collaborative group. The band recorded two EPs: “Cold War” and “New York Hospitals”. Silberman’s collection of songs (which was mentioned as an “elegy for his planned disappearance”) would later become a full-length album titled “Hospice” and would feature an epic storyline, telling the analogy of an abusive relationship through the tale of a man losing a loved one to cancer. Silberman has stated that the album is mostly auto-biographical. The album was independently released by the band in March of 2009, selling an apparently overwhelming number of copies, later selling all of their stock and had to produce more. The band later commented that they had “bit off more than they could chew”. The album received critical praise for both its narrative and musicianship and has since been listed on several “Album of the Year” lists. The band later signed with New York-based French Kiss Records. The label released a remastered “Hospice” on August 18, 2009. In 2011, they released “Burst Apart,” their follow-up to “Hospice.” The album was received with critical acclaim equal to its predecessor, and the band subsequently launched a world tour in support of the record.

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  • colderskin

    again, important to remember those are two entirely different beasts, and what stands out within each is completely different than that of the other. This is a very good band.

    21 Jul 5:37pm Reply
  • colderskin

    man idk what you guys are talking about. Familiars might give Hospice a run for it's money. It's incredible.

    21 Jul 5:36pm Reply
  • brbname

    Just got back from seeing these guys live, absolutely fantastic performance by them. They only ended up saying 6 words at the end but that's all they needed to say.

    12 Jul 7:21am Reply
  • EdgeLike

    it has grown on me a lot. a really loungey type of sound that im starting to appreciate.

    11 Jul 12:56am Reply
  • Najlaa_23

    @idiotsdream i suggest you try the whole new album especially those tracks (Palace/ Director/Surrender)

    9 Jul 4:44pm Reply
  • Seperat0r

    I fucking adore Familiars, but I also have that purist ideal in that I want a repeat of Hospice. I've never been so conflicted on an album.

    8 Jul 5:24am Reply
  • ShipDestroyer

    http://8tracks.com/artbarbarian/ab-radio-1

    7 Jul 10:53am Reply
  • fentoooozler

    I just got the album art for Attic of the Universe and Burst Apart framed. Still not liking Familiars, too much horn section, lack of distinction between a lot of the songs. In the past when Peter wrote songs they all had some resilience and fight in thems, aside from the end of Director this shits just kind of complacent. Maybe it'll grow on me

    6 Jul 7:46am Reply
  • colderskin

    idiotsdream: try Director

    1 Jul 3:54am Reply
  • vincentcoia

    Not going to lie, their new album genuinely surprised me. Exceptionally beautiful instrumentation that adds layers to every song.

    29 Jun 8:45pm Reply
  • idiotsdream

    Have they made any songs as good as or as better than Drift Dive?

    27 Jun 7:07pm Reply
  • east_west

    review of the new album here: http://thesightsandsounds.com/2014/06/dark-indieslowcore-the-antlers-familiars-album-review/

    27 Jun 6:18pm Reply
  • ZootX

    new album really excels at creating mood and atmosphere, makes up for lack of melodic catchiness and variety

    26 Jun 12:52pm Reply
  • Najlaa_23

    new album is simply spectacular

    24 Jun 11:23pm Reply
  • DM09

    probably my favourite album of theirs so far.

    24 Jun 6:57am Reply
  • jonnylion

    I like their new album so much more than others...it appears to be quite a divisive album

    24 Jun 2:54am Reply
  • zerointegrity

    sorry but familiars is a let down

    24 Jun 1:14am Reply
  • anticlimactica

    Familiars is excellent. Upon my first listen, there wasn't a single song that didn't make me notice it. Lovely stuff.

    24 Jun 12:21am Reply
  • 9Nails

    Fantastic album. Way better than expected.

    20 Jun 11:50pm Reply
  • bkelleher

    New album is everything you could ask for as an Antlers fan, really. Love on first listen for me.

    20 Jun 10:32pm Reply
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