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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsXKa97J6pM

groovypanda, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 09:07 (eleven years ago) link

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Daniel: Yeah, it's about the death of a child, and it's also about the dissolution of a relationship and, um, Sylvia Plath ("Sylvia, get your head out of the oven"). It's a very, very sad record. But it's so beautifully written, arranged, and produced; there's well-placed static sounds, these little accents of glockenspiel and other instruments, and Silberman's falsetto, which is able to carry the record's subject matter. In some ways, it's such a conventional indie record, but they pull off the whole thing so well. One of my favorite records of the year.

kshighway1, Tuesday, 3 November 2009 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, that song -- Two -- is the one I heard them perform at the Pitchfork festival (it's available as a clip on the Pitchfork website).

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 3 November 2009 15:33 (eleven years ago) link

Very good acoustic style session available for d/l here:

http://woxy.com/blog/2009/04/03/lounge-act-recap-the-antlers/

groovypanda, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 10:10 (eleven years ago) link

Awesome! Thanks.

kshighway1, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

it's all a bit sodden though - too earnest (and i like earnest). tires me out.

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 17:59 (eleven years ago) link

As sad as this record is, I still find "Two" triumphant.

kshighway1, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 18:07 (eleven years ago) link

five months pass...

anyone seen these dudes live? I'm thinking about checking them out tomorrow night & considering whether or not it is worth the 30 mile drive. I love the album btw, but I have reservations about blindly sacrificing the time/money to see bands who I suspect might be "performing" w/ laptops or something. Nothing wrong w/ that sort of thing, but my feeling on the matter is that that sort of thing will prob just be enjoyed more at home on my headphones anyway.

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:35 (eleven years ago) link

oh man, i was going to revive this recently

love Hospice so much. haven't seen 'em live, but there's a lot of footage out there online of the band playing live, and a lot of it is really good. check YouTube or whatever.

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:37 (eleven years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHuEmPiBXCg

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:38 (eleven years ago) link

quieter version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKtFe-kvqa0

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:39 (eleven years ago) link

thanks ksh. that clip sounds pretty good, tho I think they would be well-served w/ some more BASS - would make the washy climaxes a lot more powerful. Digging the drummer's style too.

in movie 2001 resurrect thread on planet jupiter (Pillbox), Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:44 (eleven years ago) link

dude, there's so much good video out there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsiMq0vrbPo

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

lot of stuff on Vimeo too: http://vimeo.com/videos/search:The%20Antlers%20

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

http://vimeo.com/6930883

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:52 (eleven years ago) link

^ interesting, stripped-down performance of "Two"

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:52 (eleven years ago) link

anyway, i'm a total stan for this record. think they're coming by my area too soon, but not sure. i should probably go

ksh, Thursday, 22 April 2010 21:53 (eleven years ago) link

WOW. I very rarely like, much less LOVE, music on a first listen, but this album was like a kick in the chest. I like a good cry, but music never makes me cry, except songs on this album, especially Epilogue. (Also, I don't talk much about music and never post on ILM, so that's another unusual effect of this album.)

fabulous mussels (Jesse), Monday, 3 May 2010 00:25 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

i like the cover

so The Antlers Burst Apart along with My Morning Jacket has leaked tonight.

Bee OK, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 05:38 (ten years ago) link

"i don't want love" :D

markers, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 21:50 (ten years ago) link

lovin Burst Apart 1000x more than the last one.

Parenthetical Grillz, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 22:08 (ten years ago) link

"i don't want love"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

markers, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 22:51 (ten years ago) link

that was an unintentional 1 tbh

markers, Tuesday, 3 May 2011 22:51 (ten years ago) link

dude's perma-vibrato meant that i was only able to stomach that hospice album about twice through when it came out. with all due respect to its serious theme and subject matter, it also struck me as a little too genteel and linear for its own good.

charlie h, Saturday, 7 May 2011 02:39 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

I don't have much of substance to say, but for the last year about 50% of the music I've listened to has been from Hospice and Burst Apart.

I saw them live in Chicago in April, which was great, though I wish I'd had less to drink. Before the show I was outside with a friend while he smoked and we saw the stage door open, so we peeked in. Peter S1lberman came out of a van to guard the door. I said hello, and b/c I'm really bad with faces, I said "Are you...." and he said "I'm security," which was ridiculous! My friend asked if he would share the joint he had tucked behind his ear, but he declined. He was nice. We talked about the weather and the drive from St. Louis. My crush on him was affirmed and intensified. He was clean shaven, which was nice as a change.

it was as good of a time as any to show a lighter side of 9/11 research (Je55e), Saturday, 3 September 2011 18:20 (nine years ago) link

lol @ "i'm security"

i haven't been listening to hospice and haven't gotten around to hearing all of burst apart yet

markers, Saturday, 3 September 2011 19:44 (nine years ago) link

Took me some time to warm up to Burst Apart after the mind blowing Hospice. And I still prefer the latter for being completely unfuckwithable, but Burst Apart is a pretty darn strong album yo.

Cool beans experience Je55e :)

Vision Kreayshawn Newsun (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 3 September 2011 21:48 (nine years ago) link

Yeh, I was really glad to get to chat with him! And I was especially happy that my friend who didn't know the band as well as I do was there to help make decent conversation. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have said "I'm your biggest fan," but I had a couple drinks in me, and I adore him and the band, so you never know.

"I'm security" was weird b/c he wasn't joking! I mean, I'm here to see your band play, dude, so there is a pretty good chance I've seen your mug in promo pix or on Youtube.

ten months pass...

so ya know Undersea and all.

Also, antlers fans should really check out Port St. Willow...fuck.

thebingo, Saturday, 28 July 2012 00:08 (eight years ago) link

ten months pass...

don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

markers, Thursday, 6 June 2013 01:39 (seven years ago) link

don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

markers, Thursday, 6 June 2013 01:40 (seven years ago) link

don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

markers, Thursday, 6 June 2013 01:40 (seven years ago) link

don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that

markers, Thursday, 6 June 2013 01:40 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

hundreds of thousands of hospital beds, and all of them empty but mine

markers, Wednesday, 31 July 2013 00:39 (seven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

suddenly every machine stopped at once, and the monitors beat the last time, hundreds of thousands of hospital beds, and all of them empty but mine

markers, Saturday, 24 August 2013 06:08 (seven years ago) link

the bed was misshapen, and awkward and tall, and clearly intended for you

markers, Saturday, 24 August 2013 06:09 (seven years ago) link

seven months pass...

uh i think the new song is actually pretty good

markers, Monday, 31 March 2014 19:06 (seven years ago) link

much more "produced" sounding than hospice? i think "glossy" is the word i'm looking for

markers, Monday, 31 March 2014 19:06 (seven years ago) link

guitars, horns

markers, Monday, 31 March 2014 19:07 (seven years ago) link

damn guys

markers, Monday, 31 March 2014 19:07 (seven years ago) link

Sounds pretty good on first listen. I wouldn't call the production "glossy", maybe just "bigger"? I really liked their most recent Undersea ep so am psyched to hear all of this new one.

doug watson, Monday, 31 March 2014 19:56 (seven years ago) link

Sounds pretty good to me. Loved the woozy vibe of Undersea, and this isn't too far off.

Simon H., Wednesday, 2 April 2014 00:55 (seven years ago) link

they're playing harvard square on my birthday

markers, Monday, 7 April 2014 17:25 (seven years ago) link

Album is kicking around - very much the sound of that single, for 53 minutes. (A good thing, if you ask me, but I think it's gonna wear most people out.)

Simon H., Saturday, 19 April 2014 18:52 (seven years ago) link

two months pass...

so their new album just came out yesterday, anyone into it?

Bee OK, Thursday, 19 June 2014 02:24 (six years ago) link

I think it's beautiful. I love the horns and the lead vocals; Can't wait till I have the money to buy this.

banjoboy, Thursday, 19 June 2014 03:31 (six years ago) link

Try this

banjoboy, Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:14 (six years ago) link

whoops! try this instead

banjoboy, Thursday, 19 June 2014 16:16 (six years ago) link

Just picked it up at the weekend. When we saw them live at ATP a couple of years ago I was vaguely worried they were gonna go down an early-Verve, wibbly reverb dream hole and forget to take any tunes with them. They kind of have, except that they've done it really well; instead of nothing but twisty/repetitive guitar lines, they've deployed brass really cleverly. It's a really lovely record to doze to on a Sunday afternoon when you're exhausted. And I mean that absolutely as a compliment. Looking forward to unraveling it a bit more. But not too much.

i reject your shiny expensive consumerist stereo system (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 23 June 2014 08:10 (six years ago) link

six years pass...

the new album is great

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:10 (one month ago) link

no one else?

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 14:29 (one month ago) link

big fan of the previous albums but this is just too sleepy and contented for me to get into

intern at pepe le pew research (Simon H.), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 14:31 (one month ago) link

lol i get it

an album about being washed that sounds as such is right in my wheelhouse these days

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 14:37 (one month ago) link


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