Originally the solo work of Peter Silberman upon relocating to Brooklyn around 2005, The Antlers developed into a trhee-piece and released their debut album In The Attic Of The Universe two years later. They kept momentum up by releasing two in EPs in 2008 - Cold War and The New York Hospitals EP (the latter featuring vocals from fellow Brooklynite Sharon Van Etten) before achieving wide cross-over/cross-web success a year later. Having initially self-released album number two Hospice in March '09, Frenchkiss picked up the record after the band could barely keep up wth orders and re-released to largely fawning press in August
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There has always been a sense of fragility attached to The Antlers, as if at any moment the band's material (and perhaps even the band members themselves) might fragment and shatter into a million pieces that would soon fade into the air. On a...
The Antlers’ heralded second album arrives with quite a bit of baggage: it’s a concept album charting a relationship with a woman who’s dying from cancer. It’s heady stuff indeed, and will probably be enough to make a number of would-be fans run a mile. The lyrics...