The Antlers

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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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