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School of Night @ Mercury Lounge - 10/11/13
School of Night

The Antlers have been pretty quiet lately because they're in the studio working on a new album, but one of the members, Darby Cicci, has been less quiet with his new side project, School of Night. His debut self-titled EP just came out this week (10/15) via Minus Green, and if you're a fan of the airy, layered indie pop that The Antlers make (or Grizzly Bear), you'll probably dig this EP too. The whole thing can be streamed, along with the video for its track "Fire Escape" (directed by Darby himself), below.

Just ahead of the EP's release, School of Night played a Mercury Lounge show last Friday (10/11), where Antlers singer Peter Silberman made a guest appearance during his set. Pictures from that show are in this post. Grand Resort opened, but we missed them.

School of Night also has more shows scheduled, including two this week for CMJ. Both shows happen on Thursday (10/17). First, he plays the I Guess I'm Floating party at Pianos (he's on upstairs at 2:30), and then he heads next door to the NYCTaper party at Cake Shop, which he plays at 4:30. Both of those shows are totally free.

All dates are listed, along with full lineups for those shows, more Mercury Lounge pics, EP stream and video, below...

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School of Night

Though The Antlers are largely the project of frontman Peter Silberman, but his sound is fleshed out by the assistance of his two bandmates, and one of those, Darby Cicci, has now taken his layering talents to his new solo project, School of Night. He'll release the debut self titled EP for that project on October 15 via Minus Green, and he's just revealed the first single, "Lying." Check it out below.

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photos by David Andrako

Yellow Ostrich's Jon Natchez at Bowery Ballroom - 11/14/12
Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich returned to NYC last night (11/14) for the last club date on their fall tour (they play Bard College tonight (11/15)) at Bowery Ballroom. The tour started in October just a few days after member Jon Natchez returned from his trip around the country with David Byrne and St. Vincent (he plays saxophone, flute, clarinet, and flugelhorn in their band).

Yellow Ostrich's setlist at Bowery was pretty modest in length compared to the amount of material they've released in the three years they've been in a band, but they included material off most of their releases, not sticking to one album in particular. Opener Strand of Oaks (aka Tim Showalter) joined them for "Ghost," the title track on their new EP, and Darby Cicci of The Antlers came out for "Won't Fade Away," off that same EP (Peter from the Antlers will join Sharon Van Etten on stage at Town Hall tonight).

In addition to an opening set by Strand of Oaks, who we also saw opening for The Tallest Man On Earth this year, and whose new self-released album, Dark Shores, has gone undeservedly overlooked, Glass Ghost (who have opened for Sharon Van Etten at the same venue) provided support at the show. More pictures of all three bands and Yellow Ostrich's setlist are below.

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