Entries tagged with: The Antlers
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Death Cab at Beacon Theatre in 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
As discussed, Death Cab for Cutie is releasing their eighth album, Kintsugi, on March 31 via Atlantic -- their last with Chris Walla and first with an outside producer (Rich Costey) -- and they've now premiered its first single, "Black Sun" (one of three songs they recently debuted live). As you'd probably expect if you've heard the last few Death Cab albums, it's much cleaner and bigger sounding stuff than the band's introverted beginnings, and you can especially hear that they brought a big-name producer on board for this one. Listen for yourself, via the lyric video, below.
The band also announced a tour, much of which is with The Antlers, whose Familiars was one of our favorite albums of 2014. Unfortunately no NYC show at the moment. All dates are listed below.
by Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis
We love year-end lists -- reading them, making them, arguing about them. BrooklynVegan editors Andrew Sacher and Bill Pearis have once again figured out their favorite albums of the year which you can check out, with commentary, below. Someday we may be able to come to an agreement on an official BV year-end list, but as you'll see there's not a lot of commonality between their two lists. (Specifically, there is zero commonality.) Which is ok! Diff'rent Strokes to rule the world. This year, they've also added their Top 20 favorite songs as well.
Find out what made their lists, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Foxing at Webster Studio in August (more by Amanda Hatfield)
The totally stacked Modern Baseball / Knuckle Puck / Foxing / Crying / Somos tour lands in NYC for its first of two shows tonight (12/12). Tonight's show is at Gramercy Theater and then they play Music Hall of Williamsburg on Monday (12/15). You can still get tickets to Monday's show but tonight is sold out. Updated dates are listed below.
If you haven't seen Foxing live, they're the kind of band you really have to see for yourself to get the full experience. But to at least get an idea of what to expect, you can check out the band's new live video for "Rory" that they filmed at The Fest this year. Watch it below.
Four Foxing members also gave us lists of their favorite albums of 2014. One of the lists includes Cymbals Eat Guitars who also included Foxing on their own list and also play NYC tonight. Check those out lists and the Fest video below...
UK music site Drowned in Sound is kinda the British equivalent of Pitchfork, albeit with a very strong community aspect to it. They just published their 50 Favourite Albums of 2014 list and while it contains many of the LPs we've been seeing on a lot of these lists, it's a distinctly not-American point of view. Well, at least their #1. Check out the whole list below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
Tits of Clay (w/ guest Stephen Trask) @ Mercury Lounge - 10/27/14
Tits of Clay played small NYC club Mercury Lounge three times already. The first show completely slipped my radar until I heard afterwards that Neil Patrick Harris performed multiple Hedwig songs on stage with them in the very small space, to warm up for his role as Hedwig on Broadway (watch video below). That was when Neil was still rehearsing for the role which which he went on to win a Tony for. He was since replaced by Andrew Rannells (Girls) who was replaced by Michael C. Hall who continues in the role until January 18, 2015. Michael was originally scheduled to end January 4th, and...
The extension announcement comes hot on the heels of [NOW COMFIRMED] rumors that John Cameron Mitchell, who created and starred in the original off-Broadway production, might return to the role on Broadway.John Cameron Mitchell returning as Hedwig!!
"We are exploring multiple options beyond Michael C. Hall's run in the show," said Hedwig producer David Binder, who recently chastized the fan who swiped one of Hall's wigs from the stage. [Advocate]
Bob Mould w/ Stephen Trask & 1/2 of Tits of Clay backstage on Broadway - 8/9/14
The cast of Hedwig & the Angry Inch is small. It's basically a one-person show, though Hedwig's husband Yitzhak also has a notable role. Both actors are backed by Hedwig's four-piece rock and roll band whose Broadway version has an off-stage alter-ego Tits of Clay. That's the name they use when they sometimes play Mercury Lounge with special guests, including the time Neil showed up, and the time we took the pictures which are in this post. Tits of Clay play mostly covers at these shows, but also do an original or two from the PledgeMusic-funded album they're recording.
Tits of Clay's members were cast by Hedwig co-creator and composer Stephen Trask, and some of those musicians have appeared on the pages of BrooklynVegan before they landed this sweet job. That includes Justin Craig who plays the role originally played by Trask in the off-Broadway Jane St Theater production. Justin is also a member of These United States. Tim Mislock is a sometimes-member of the Antlers and plays as Holly Miranda's guitarist, and solo as Abandoned Lighthouse. Drummer Peter Yanowitz you'll recognize from Morningwood, The Wallflowers, Natalie Merchant's band, Exclamation Pony, and more. The fourth member is Matt Duncan (who also makes his own music).
Tits of Clay
Tits of Clay's next not-Broadway performance is TONIGHT/Sunday (12/7) at the venue formerly known as Don Hill's where Hedwig all started, and lots of guest are lined up for the pricey ticket benefit...
On December 7 Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer/lyricist/co-creator Stephen Trask and punk rockers Tits of Clay (the off-stage alter ego of the band performing as the Angry Inch in the current Broadway production of the show) return to the site of the show's genesis--the world famous Don Hill's, soon to re-open as The Hills NYC--to play a special Hedwig-themed tribute to legendary booker, promoter and club owner Don Hill. Special guests will include Broadway's current Hedwig, Michael C. Hall, Broadway's current Yitzhak (and frontwoman of The Deafening) Lena Hall, rocker David Johansen, The B-52's Fred Schneider and Hedwig's original Yitzhak, Miriam Shor, plus an opening set performed by OURS. The show benefits Road Recovery, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to helping young people battle addiction and other adversities by harnessing the influence of entertainment industry professionals who have confronted similar crises and now wish to share their experience, knowledge, and resources.Tickets and information available HERE.
As mentioned in that blurb, Lena Hall also plays in the Deafening who have their own show coming up at Highline Ballroom on January 26..
You also could (and should) get tickets to see Hedwig on Broadway.
Tits of Clay have played Mercury Lounge three times. The first one was the time Neil showed up and sang eight Hedwig songs. The second one was less-star-studded, but included guest vocals by Shannon Connelly of Lez Zeppelin who is Yitzhak understudy on Broadway, original Yitzhak Miriam Shor, current Yitzhak Lena Hall (who also won a Tony for the role), and Stephen Trask. At that one they played a set of covers (Lou Reed, Roxy Music, Gang of Four, Joan Jett, etc), a great original, and two Hedwig songs in the encore, most notably "Random Number Generation" with the original and current Yitzhaks singing together (video below).
The third Mercury Lounge show was a Lou Reed tribute and featured Lena Hall, Shannon Conley, and Stephen Trask, but added Chantal Claret (Morningwood frontwoman) and Theo Kogan (Lunachicks) to the mix. More pictures from that, along with the above-mentioned videos and stuff, below...
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Peter Silberman (right) w/ The Antlers earlier this month (more by Greg Cristman)
Death by Audio is now closed for good, and as you've probably heard by now it's only about another month before its S. 2nd & Kent neighbor Glasslands will be the same. Like DbA, Glasslands is going out with some cool final shows like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart tonight (11/24) and others that we posted HERE. Since we last spoke, more of these cool shows have been announced, including:
TEEN and Beverly team up on December 4 with Charly Bliss and Scully (tickets).
The highly entertaining Peelander-Z return on December 6 with Life Size Maps and Hard Nips (tickets).
Suckers, DOM, Future Punx and Cameron Hull play on December 11 with a DJ set from MAZED (tickets).
Beach Fossils play December 17 with PC Worship, Jerry Paper, and Beach Fossils singer Dustin Payseur pulls double duty opening the show with his other band Laced (tickets).
Delicate Steve and Celestial Shore team up on December 18 (tickets).
Widowspeak and What Moon Things play together on December 20 (tickets).
There's a big holiday party on December 21 that will have a house band led by Darkside's Dave Harrington, featuring a number of guest singers from other Brooklyn bands including The Antlers' Peter Silberman, Bear In Heaven's Jon Philpot, Real Estate's Alex Bleeker, Here We Go Magic's Luke Temple, People Get Ready's Jen Goma and a handful of others. The house band also includes Dave Harrington/Nico Jaar collaborator Will Epstein, ARMS' Todd Goldstein and more. Full list of singers and house band lineup below. Tickets are on sale.
Other previously-announced upcoming Glasslands shows include TR/ST, Waxahatchee, Ducktails, Ex Cops, Com Truise, The Blow and more.
Dave Harrington holiday party info below...
photos by Greg Cristman
"Amazing set by Tinariwen last night in Ft Greene. Also loved Daniel Lanois on pedal steel." - @theinnerbanks
"Most eclectic, amazing concert last night. Just wow. Great show @daniellanois @theantlers @lonnieholley @TINARIWEN" - Carolyn Waters
Tinariwen / Antlers
The Daniel Lanois and ANTI- Records co-curated ANTI-Thesis show went down this past Monday (11/10) at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple, bringing together artists from entirely different musical backgrounds. Lanois himself performed, as well as Malian Tishoumaren band Tinariwen, atmospheric pop heroes The Antlers and cult artist Lonnie Holley. The show went late (ended around 1 AM) and ended with Lonnie, Lanois and The Antlers all joining Tinariwen on stage. Pictures from the night are in this post.
Lanois is fresh of the release of his latest album, Flesh and Machine, and is currently out on tour with Lonnie Holley in support of it. Monday's show was the first US date of the tour, which hits several East Coast cities throughout November. Updated dates are listed below.
Before the show, the bands did some remixing of one another. The Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman remixed Tinariwen's "Toumast Tincha," which we posted HERE, and Lanois put out his takes on both The Antlers' "Doppelganger" and Tinariwen's "Adounia Ti Chidjret."
Streams of both of Lanois' remixes, a video of his set, more pictures from the show and tour dates, below...
Tonight (11/10) is the ANTI-Thesis concert at Brooklyn Masonic Temple featuring full sets from The Antlers, Tinariwen, Lonnie Holley and show organizer Daniel Lanois. Tickets are still available. For the occasion, The Antlers main man, Peter Silberman, remixed Tinariwen's songs "Toumast Tincha" which is the opening track to the band's newest album, Emmaar. He gives the funky track a dreamlike, otherworldly quality. The remix premieres in this post and you can stream it, along with a Lanois remix of Tinariwen's "Adounia Ti Chidjret," below.
The Antlers at Rough Trade in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Producer/musician Daniel Lanois (known for work with Brian Eno, U2, Neil Young, Peter Gabriel and others) has teamed up with ANTI- Records to curate a concert called ANTI-Thesis happening as a one-off in NYC on November 10 at Brooklyn Masonic Temple. Lanois himself will be performing, as will fellow ANTI- artists The Antlers (who have a great new album out this year) and Tinariwen (ditto). Joining them as a special guest will be cult artist Lonnie Holley. Lanois says, "It's a dream come true to welcome artists from different walks of life to share one stage. Let this be the beginning of something that should never stop, music is the universal language." Tickets go on sale Friday (9/19).
Daniel Lanois is also releasing a new album, Flesh And Machine, on October 28 via ANTI-. He's got a video for that album's single "Opera" out now, and also has other November tour dates with Lonnie Holley. The Antlers and Tinariwen have other dates as well. All are listed, with the "Opera" video, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield, words by Andrew Sacher
The Antlers @ Rough Trade NYC - 6/17/14
The Antlers released their new album Familiars yesterday (6/17), and on release day they celebrated with an in-store at Rough Trade NYC where they played the album start to finish. Pictures are in this post.
It's their third album since frontman Peter Silberman turned The Antlers into a full band and released the highly-acclaimed Hospice (and fifth overall), and as last night's show further proved, the most somber of the three. The Antlers had been increasingly becoming a full-sounding band, but last night they were without their bassist/guitarist, instead joined by Arcade Fire/LCD Soundsystem/David Byrne & St. Vincent/etc collaborator Kelly Pratt (also ex-Beirut who we just caught at 50 Kent) on trumpet and keys, who helped them favor atmosphere over grandiosity. The new stuff is also their jazziest, and not because of the horns but because of the chord changes and light, fusion-inflicted drumming.
The band may not have gotten loud last night, but damn if they weren't powerful. Peter hardly spoke at all during songs, whispering "thanks for coming to our record release show, we really appreciate it" and "how is everyone tonight?" but otherwise stayed zoned in to the band's material. The horns (Kelly and Antlers multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci both contributed them on every song) really help define this new stuff, and seeing those arrangements come to life was a thrill. But Peter dishing out those deeply personal lyrics like he meant every word was the highlight of the show over and over again. It's hard to think of a band who five years ago wrote a concept album about cancer "maturing," but Familiars gives the vibe that Peter is looking back on the troubled past that informed Hospice with a newfound wisdom, while still sounding as emotionally heavy.
More pictures from Rough Trade below...
The Antlers at Glasslands in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Antlers are releasing a new album, Familiars on June 17 via ANTI- and going on a tour with Mr. Twin Sister (fka Twin Sister) which includes a NYC show on July 26 at Webster Hall (tickets). However, sooner than that they'll play an in-store at Rough Trade NYC (6/17) at 8 PM on the album's release date. To get in, you have to purchase the new album from the Rough Trade store that day starting at 11 AM to receive wristbands. Each purchase comes with two wristbands (good for one person each).
Updated dates are listed below...
We posted last week that Twin Sister seemed to have changed their name to Mr. Twin Sister for the Veronica Mars soundtrack, and today the band made it official -- that is indeed their new name. With that comes a slightly revamped, decidedly more electronic sound, if new song "Out of the Dark" is any indication. Not totally unlike The Knife, with a seriously funky rhythm section, you can stream it below.
Whether this song is part of an album or not (probably?) remains to be seen, but Mr. Twin Sister will be out and about this summer, including a few dates opening The Antlers' tour, including the NYC stop on July 26 at Webster Hall (tickets). They also play
three headlining shows in NYC at Baby's All Right (September 4 - 6). Tickets for those Baby's shows are on sale now.
UPDATE: They cancelled one of those shows and postponed the other two.
All dates are listed, along with the new track stream, below...
The Antlers at Glasslands in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Antlers' new album, Familiars, comes out on June 17 via ANTI-, and after revealing the chilled-out, horn-laden "Palace," they're now back with a second chilled-out, horn-laden single, "Hotel." Check it out, via SPIN, below.
Song stream below...
The 2014 edition of Portland's MusicFestNW happens August 16 & 17 at the city's Waterfront Park. This year's line-up has been revealed and includes Spoon, Fucked Up, Future Islands, Haim, Phantogram, The Antlers, Girl Talk, tUnE-yArDs, EMA and more. No word on tickets yet but check out the two-day lineup below.
The Antlers at Glasslands in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Antlers recently announced that their new album, Familiars, would be out on June 17 via ANTI-, and it's now been revealed that they'll go on a tour soon after its release too. The tour wraps up in their hometown of NYC with a show on July 26 at Webster Hall, the same venue they sold out in 2011. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (4/11) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/9) at noon.
All dates are listed, with the video for "Palace" from the new album, below...
by Andrew Sacher
The Antlers haven't released an album since 2011's Burst Apart, though they did put out the [together] and Undersea EPs in between, but that will finally change on June 17, when their newest LP, Familiars, comes out via ANTI- (who also released Undersea). The band recorded the album theirselves at their Brooklyn studio, and brought in Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, Beach House) to mix. Its horn-filled first single, "Palace," definitely sounds like The Antlers saying "we're back," and you can watch its video (dir. Hana Tajima) below. Album artwork above, and tracklist below as well...
J. Spaceman / Kid Millions at LPR in September (more by Greg Cristman)
One of this year's more interesting-sounding Record Store Day exclusives is a compilation titled Space Project that features songs incorporating sounds recorded in space by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes. Spiritualized, Youth Lagoon, Beach House, Mutual Benefit, the Antlers, Absolutely Free, and more recorded songs for the LP which is being put out by Lefse Records on vinyl, CD and as a 7" boxset. Recorded under the name The Spiritualized Mississippi Space Program, you can stream "Always Forgetting With You (The Bridge Song)" and check out the full tracklist and artwork below.
Speaking of Spiritualzed and Record Store Day, you may remember that frontman Jason Pierce and Kid Millions (who played drums for Spiritualized last year) played an improvisational set together at Le Poisson Rouge back in September. A recording of that show is being released as a RSD 12" via Northern Spy with a 24-minute track called "Misha" on one side and the nearly-as-long "Han" on the flip. You can stream "Misha" below.
It's the first snowfall of 2014, and not only a pretty big one, but we've also been given such freezing temperatures that it's probably not going anywhere anytime soon. New York actually got it pretty easy in comparison to nearby cities, but there's still a bunch of school closings, road closings, and flight cancellations in the area. (Nothing stops the cronut line, though.) So there's a good chance you're staying in today (maybe you're shoveling, like new Mayor Bill de Blasio), and if you are, we've put together 14 snow-related songs for your first snowfall of 2014 that you can spend the day inside listening to.
Have at it below...
Son Lux at Merkin Concert Hall in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
NYC art pop musician Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott), who's fresh off a couple Sufjan collaborations, released his newest album, Lanterns, last week (10/29) via Joyful Noise. The record features contributions from Peter Silberman (The Antlers), Chris Thile (Punch Brothers), DM Stith, yMusic, and more. It can be streamed, along with the recently-made video for "Lost It To Trying," below.
Son Lux is doing a one-off in his hometown TONIGHT (11/4) at Joe's Pub with a 12-piece band. We're not sure of all the members in his band, but we do know that one is album collaborator Peter Silberman of The Antlers. There's an early and a late show tonight, and though the early one is sold out, you can still get tickets to the late one.
In other news, Son Lux and Sufjan's project with Serengeti, s / s / s, are planning to release a new EP.
Video and album stream below...
Australia's Big Scary released their sophomore album, Not Art, earlier this year in their home country, and it will get a US release this January via Barsuk (the label's first Australian signing). The US release will be preceded with the "Twin Rivers" EP, which features two album tracks, a non-album track, and remixes by The Antlers, Menomena and Dan the Automator. The EP will be out next week (11/5) exclusively via Spotify, and the following week (11/12) via digital retailers.
Meanwhile, you can hear The Antlers' remix of "Twin Rivers," which makes its premiere in this post. The Antlers are a good band to tackle this song, as both groups share a knack for delicate, layered dream pop, and musically, the resulting remix sounds like it could've been an original song from either band if you didn't know any better.
Stream the remix, along with the EP's artwork and tracklist, below...
photos by Lionel Bergeron, words by Andrew Sacher
School of Night @ Mercury Lounge - 10/11/13
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...
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.
The Antlers at LPR in June (more by Amanda Hatfield)
While Montauk's Surf Lodge is hosting free shows all summer, another Montauk venue, the Sole East Resort (90 Second House Rd), will be hosting one this weekend too. On Saturday (7/13), Brooklyn indie pop trio The Antlers will head to the venue for an all ages, free show. 6:30 PM start.
Meanwhile, the Surf Lodge shows continue this weekend too with Blonde Redhead on Saturday (7/13) and Small Black on Sunday (7/14).
The only other Antlers dates at the moment are a few festivals in August. All dates are listed, along with a couple videos, below...
photos by Amanda Hatfield
The Antlers @ LPR - 6/12/13
The Antlers helped hometown venue Le Poisson Rouge celebrate their fifth anniversary when they played the intimate space (for their standards) last week (6/12). Frontman Peter Silberman mentioned on stage that the band had never actually played LPR before, but he did used to work there before the release of their breakthrough album, Hospice. He also mentioned they've got a new album in the works, but there's still a ways to go on it.
The show was opened with a set by Dave Harrington of Nicolas Jaar's live band (and their collaborative project, Darkside). More pictures of both artists from the LPR show below...
The Antlers at Glasslands in 2012 (more by David Andrako)
The Antlers haven't been up to too much lately, but they do have a few upcoming shows scheduled this year, including a hometown show happening on June 12 at Le Poisson Rouge. It's in celebration of the venue's fifth anniversary and is also a very intimate setting for the band so tickets will presumably go pretty fast. Tickets for the LPR show go on sale this Friday (4/5).
All Antlers dates are listed, along with a video, below...