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The Antlers at Webster Hall (July 26, 2014)

By Will Oliver, July 27th 2014

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Last night The Antlers returned home to New York City for a sold out show at Webster Hall that wrapped up their Familiars tour.

Mr. Twin Sister (formerly Twin Sister) opened the show, although I wasn’t able to get there in time for their set (they’ll be playing at Baby’s All Right on October 4 – tickets are available here).

There’s a dreary sadness to The Antlers music, no doubt. But buried beneath the dark layers of emotion are beacons of hopefulness. This isn’t an easy thing to do, but The Antlers make it seem second nature.
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The Antlers Announce New Album ‘Familiars’ | Listen To “Palace”

By Will Oliver, April 2nd 2014 — with 1 comment

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It’s been three years since Burst Apart, the last full-length from The Antlers. Sure, we got two EP’s ([together] and Undersea) but it’s been too long since we got a full album full of their heartbreaking beauty. We’re in luck, as they have announced that their new album Familiars is out June 17 via Anti-.

Familiars was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio. Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) mixed he album at DNA Downtown Studios.

The band has released the video for first cut “Palace” and as you expect, it’s a heart-breaker. What starts with light piano cords and a lonely horn turns into a devastating piece from frontman Peter Silberman. A heartfelt confession that lays it all out on the table.

Stream it below via the music video, which was directed by Hana Tajima. I’ve also included the tracklisting for Familiars which is posted after “Palace.”
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Grizzly Bear, The Antlers, and Cults got together (as well as Sleigh Bells – but I had to believe before their set) to play a special benefit show for Hurricane Sandy relief. All played short but effective sets that featured the best of their material, set to please all of those in attendance. It was an incredible lineup that put on a memorable show that went towards a good cause. What’s not to like?

Catch galleries of all three bands below.
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[music video]: The Antlers – Drift Dive

By Will Oliver, October 30th 2012

The Antlers timing of releasing their video for “Drift Dive” was odd considering what just happened with Hurricane Sandy. The video’s description on youtube is “A clip that gradually sinks deeper into a body of water.” Need I say more?

The band release this and posted a note on facebook stating the following:

Considering all that’s just happened in NYC, today is a strange day to debut our new video, but it feels oddly appropriate too.

James Case-Leal created this beautiful piece to accompany “Drift Dive”. We hope it provides you with some comfort in the face of all this devastation.

We love you, New York.

[new]: The Antlers – Crest

By Will Oliver, June 26th 2012

“Crest” is another cut of The Antlers upcoming Undersea EP. It’s a sonic exploration that once again sounds like a journey under a deep sea, fitting the EP’s title even more so.

Head to NPR to give the song a stream. The EP drops July 24 via Anti-.

[new]: The Antlers – Drift Dive

By Will Oliver, June 25th 2012

It turned out that the mystery announcement from The Antlers was a new EP titled  Undersea. All good news, as is any news that is new music from The Antlers.

Today the band premiered a song off the EP titled “Drift Dive”. The track has that mesmerizing under-water quality that many of their songs have, with a fine addition of horns that compliment everything so nicely.

The EP is due to be released via Anti- on July 24. Listen to “Drift Dive” at soundcloud, since the link is private and isn’t embeddable.




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