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The Antlers

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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, the 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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  • lucasparaizo

    "Familiars" is absolutely gorgeous. Far from being their best record, but you just can't get disappointed with something with masterpieces like Palace and Parade.

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  • chrisnextdoor

    New album feels very much like Antlers, and it grows on you with every listen. It's important to really LISTEN to it, with your eyes closed the first couple of times you do. Still wish they made a new concept album, like "Hospice", where every song was part of the whole. Here every song lives it's own life. But this is not a complaint. Familiars is a solid and very enjoyable album.

    yesterday evening Reply
  • bl4nket

    so yeh never been crazy for these guys but jesus this new album is great

    yesterday afternoon Reply
  • cthomas2

    Parade and Palace are fucking incredible. But mostly Parade. Album is a bit disappointing though

    Yesterday 8:16am Reply
  • Shaqayeqe

    @KDay1990 Nope, I wasn't really into indie back then! Good to know that!

    Yesterday 5:05am Reply
  • Korova0

    New album is awesome. I Love it

    Yesterday 11:33pm Reply
  • KDay1990

    @Shaqayeqe You must not have been around in 2011, lol. Horns were everywheeeere in indie back then. (i didn't mind because i fucking love brass sections)

    19 Apr 12:38pm Reply
  • Shaqayeqe

    Not what i expected to hear from them, but I really like it! I don't think using horns in indie bands is that common, It's surprisingly nice and the album is so tripy! =)

    19 Apr 10:35am Reply
  • patras522

    Palace is beautiful. I hope the rest is going to grow more for me

    19 Apr 9:52am Reply
  • KDay1990

    Beautiful album imo, one of my favs this year, but I understand people thinking it's too dull and homogeneous. This scratches an itch for me.

    19 Apr 4:42am Reply
  • RespectableChap

    reverb and slow drums and wailing

    19 Apr 12:49am Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    I had a hard time finishing the album and it's just 9 songs. I tried twice and ended up wondering if i'm listening to the same song again and if it's going to end anytime soon. Oh well, I hope it's a grower.

    18 Apr 8:52pm Reply
  • bl4nket

    wasnt this sunnyday guy defending perfect pussy on their shoutbox? fucking perfect pussy? ... and this is mediocre? i mean wow lol

    18 Apr 3:13pm Reply
  • raffy_rillo

    The new album is all about horns. I miss the old sound from their previous LP's.

    18 Apr 12:14pm Reply
  • buriedKing

    i mean Familiars is not indie rock driven like the other albums, it's post-rock/dream pop so maybe that's why it sounds a little bit "too calm", but i find the album beautiful and pretty solid. doppelganger is amazing.

    18 Apr 11:05am Reply
  • TheCreatedVoid1

    But nah tho

    18 Apr 9:24am Reply
  • sunnydaysforme

    new album is pretty mediocre

    18 Apr 2:46am Reply
  • SnorlaxFinOwnsU

    so good.

    18 Apr 2:44am Reply
  • badicek

    Palace reminds me of Bon Iver's second album. and that's an amazing thing - it's one of my favourite albums ever.

    17 Apr 10:50pm Reply
  • brbname

    Their new LP is really looking like its going to be good

    7 Apr 6:42am Reply
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