Posts Tagged ‘peter silberman’

January 14, 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Peter Silberman of The Antlers, a band I love dearly, is fast at work preparing a debut solo album for us, Impermanence, due to arrive February 24th on Transgressive. In the meantime, he’s unleashed a music video constructed out of vintage historical footage for album single New York. New York itself is an understated beauty, a tranquil lullaby etched with delicate melancholy. Silberman’s forthcoming album is a musical document of his experience with a hearing impairment that led him to leave Brooklyn for a secluded setting in upstate New York. It feels as if we’re taking that journey alongside him as he serenades us with his sparse, minimalist song. You can pre-order Impermanence digitally from iTunes or  physically, here.

May 6, 2014

Hooray! The Antlers debuted another new tune today on SPIN! A month ago, they announced their return with first single Palace, off an upcoming new album titled Familiars, out June 17. As a pretty devoted fan of the post-rock-y indie rock band, I was absolutely thrilled at their return. Hotel, like Palace, seems to place their sound somewhere smack in between last albums Hospice and Burst Apart, two very different releases with very varying sounds, one more folksy, one incredibly dreamy. Of course, I super dig the brass on this too, as I always do. I’ve loved The Antlers on both of those prior albums, despite the disparity, and the combo of the two on these tracks, with the addition of Peter Silberman’s always gorgeous vocals, results in something quite blissful indeed. Revisit the video for Palace below.

May 6, 2014

Hooray! The Antlers debuted another new tune today on SPIN! A month ago, they announced their return with first single Palace, off an upcoming new album titled Familiars, out June 17. As a pretty devoted fan of the post-rock-y indie rock band, I was absolutely thrilled at their return. Hotel, like Palace, seems to place their sound somewhere smack in between last albums Hospice and Burst Apart, two very different releases with very varying sounds, one more folksy, one incredibly dreamy. Of course, I super dig the brass on this too, as I always do. I’ve loved The Antlers on both of those prior albums, despite the disparity, and the combo of the two on these tracks, with the addition of Peter Silberman’s always gorgeous vocals, results in something quite blissful indeed. Revisit the video for Palace below.

OFFICIAL VID: The Antlers – Palace

April 1, 2014

Indeed, I was a happy camper this morning with all the fantastic new tunes by bands and musicians I love free flowing through my ears. Please, welcome back The Antlers with me. Palace is the first single off forthcoming album Familiars, out June 17 on Anti-. I can’t begin to describe how blissful it is to hear Peter Silberman’s immaculate vocals again. Palace is a serene, dreamy, horn filled beauty that seems to lie somewhere in between the band’s sound on 2009 conceptual album Hospice and 2011 album Burst Apart, both of which I loved so much. I’ve already listened to this tune countless times today, and each time I return to it, I just want to sigh and melt. Sublime, dreamy, post-rock leaning, folk tinged pop…. Ahhhh… Thank you once again, The Antlers. 

OFFICIAL VID: The Antlers – Palace

April 1, 2014

Indeed, I was a happy camper this morning with all the fantastic new tunes by bands and musicians I love free flowing through my ears. Please, welcome back The Antlers with me. Palace is the first single off forthcoming album Familiars, out June 17 on Anti-. I can’t begin to describe how blissful it is to hear Peter Silberman’s immaculate vocals again. Palace is a serene, dreamy, horn filled beauty that seems to lie somewhere in between the band’s sound on 2009 conceptual album Hospice and 2011 album Burst Apart, both of which I loved so much. I’ve already listened to this tune countless times today, and each time I return to it, I just want to sigh and melt. Sublime, dreamy, post-rock leaning, folk tinged pop…. Ahhhh… Thank you once again, The Antlers. 

Tricky’s version of The Antler’s Parenthesis

June 7, 2013

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Whoa, what’s going on, here? This is pretty sick! English producer Tricky redid The Antlers’ Burst Apart standout Parenthesis and made it into this dark, twisted, heavy, trip hoppy track! I don’t know about you, but I like it, plus it makes me realize how much I miss The Antlers, whom I love very much and have caught live a number of times. The track is off Tricky’s new album False Idols.

Nothing Matters featuring Nneka is the lead single off the album, and it’s pretty good too. Here’s the official video:

Tricky’s version of The Antler’s Parenthesis

June 7, 2013

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Whoa, what’s going on, here? This is pretty sick! English producer Tricky redid The Antlers’ Burst Apart standout Parenthesis and made it into this dark, twisted, heavy, trip hoppy track! I don’t know about you, but I like it, plus it makes me realize how much I miss The Antlers, whom I love very much and have caught live a number of times. The track is off Tricky’s new album False Idols.

Nothing Matters featuring Nneka is the lead single off the album, and it’s pretty good too. Here’s the official video:

December 14, 2012
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The Antlers have a holiday present for us. It’s a reworking of their stupendously beautiful Burst Apart track No Widows by their friend Brent Arnold. They’re calling it “Empty Castles (No Widows refracted)”. Here’s what they had to say on their website:

Happy Holidays and Potential Apocalypse!

We wanted to thank all of you for your support this year, for coming to our shows, buying and/or listening to our records, and the billion other ways you’ve all been a part of this.

So our gift to you is a re-imagination of “No Widows” from last year’s Burst Apart, by our friend Brent Arnold. Here’s how Brent describes this beautiful piece:

“I knew I wanted to work with this track as soon as I heard it. The lyrics really haunted me. I recorded many of the cellos in a library in a castle in Burgundy… no joke! I had in mind a kind of rolling, pulsing feeling, rising and falling. Everything I made is of course quite different than the original, except for the big harmonies in the chorus– for that part, I tried to tease out each layer of vocals and play them exactly on the cello, which was tricky as they’re very intertwined. But I wanted to be more literal there, because there’s something very special about the way those lines work together.”

To hear more of Brent’s work, see http://audiofriction.com/

See you in 2013.

Love always and infinite gratitude,

The Antlers

The “refraction” is absolutely breathtaking and much more string heavy than the original. Original below… ahh, I’ve missed you, The Antlers. Love you! 😉

December 14, 2012
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/71007960/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

The Antlers have a holiday present for us. It’s a reworking of their stupendously beautiful Burst Apart track No Widows by their friend Brent Arnold. They’re calling it “Empty Castles (No Widows refracted)”. Here’s what they had to say on their website:

Happy Holidays and Potential Apocalypse!

We wanted to thank all of you for your support this year, for coming to our shows, buying and/or listening to our records, and the billion other ways you’ve all been a part of this.

So our gift to you is a re-imagination of “No Widows” from last year’s Burst Apart, by our friend Brent Arnold. Here’s how Brent describes this beautiful piece:

“I knew I wanted to work with this track as soon as I heard it. The lyrics really haunted me. I recorded many of the cellos in a library in a castle in Burgundy… no joke! I had in mind a kind of rolling, pulsing feeling, rising and falling. Everything I made is of course quite different than the original, except for the big harmonies in the chorus– for that part, I tried to tease out each layer of vocals and play them exactly on the cello, which was tricky as they’re very intertwined. But I wanted to be more literal there, because there’s something very special about the way those lines work together.”

To hear more of Brent’s work, see http://audiofriction.com/

See you in 2013.

Love always and infinite gratitude,

The Antlers

The “refraction” is absolutely breathtaking and much more string heavy than the original. Original below… ahh, I’ve missed you, The Antlers. Love you! 😉

OFFICIAL VID: The Antlers – Drift Dive

October 30, 2012

One of my favorite indie rock/post-rock/dream pop bands from Brooklyn dropped a new video. The Antlers released a new EP titled Undersea over the summer, and one of the main tracks off it was the super dreamy, floaty Drift Dive. I’ve been a fan of these guys since concept album Hospice in 2009, which is still my favorite album of theirs by far despite how great Burst Apart was last year. Peter Silberman’s vocals are as soothing and lulling as ever. Listening to their music is like diving into a thick world where you can easily lose yourself in dreams and all sounds seem tactile and tangible. The video for Drift Dive features a lot of watery visuals, unsurprising since there’s a whole water concept to the Undersea EP. But even The Antlers alluded to the East Coast situation going on this week with this release today of all days (my thoughts are with all over there as well). This is what they told Pitchfork:

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

Perhaps not my favorite The Antlers song, but still a heckuva journey to listen to and enjoyable to get lost in, I give you Drift Dive: