Entries tagged with: The Antlers
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...
Trip hop pioneer Tricky will release his tenth studio album, False Idols, on May 28 via K7. The record features guest appearances by Nigerian singer Nneka, and Antlers' frontman Peter Silberman (Tricky previously remixed an Antler's track). The album's second single, "Does It," is due out soon and features vocals from Francesca Belmonte. You can watch the video for the album's first single, "Nothing's Changed," below.
Sleigh Bells at FYF 2012 (more by Debi Del Grande)
Sleigh Bells, Grizzly Bear, The Antlers and Cults will play a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit at Terminal 5 on December 14. More artists may be added too. Tickets are $40 and will go on sale Thursday (11/29) at noon. All proceeds will go to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City.
Meanwhile, Grizzly Bear will return to The Late Show with Letterman a couple days before the T5 show (December 12) and will perform "Yet Again" from this year's Shields.
Flyer for the benefit show is below.
Sharon Van Etten at Bowery Ballroom in February (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Sharon Van Etten is on tour now and as discussed, that tour hits NYC on November 15 at Town Hall. At that show, Sharon will be joined on stage by a number of guests, including Thurston Moore, John Maloney, and a handful of her usual friends/collaborators Aaron Dessner (The National), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), Peter Silberman (The Antlers), and Brad Cook (Megafaun). Tickets for that show are still available.
In other news, Sharon is releasing a deluxe edition of her 2012 album, Tramp, on November 13 via Jagjaguwar with demo versions of every song on the album, a bonus demo of "Tell Me," a self portrait, and liner notes from Sharon's journal. Regarding the demos, Sharon just told RedEye, "I'm kind of excited about [the demos] because I'm always interested in hearing where people came from and how they progressed. I believe my songs are strong enough to stand on their own--even way back then when they were recorded badly and minimally."
A stream of the "Tell Me" demo and an updated list of dates are below...
"We're still here. We hope you are okay." - The Antlers
The Antlers at Glasslands in July (more by David Andrako)
Considering all that's just happened in NYC, today is a strange day to debut our new video, but it feels oddly appropriate too.You can watch the aquatic video below.
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. [via]
KEXP is always good for some intimate & live-broadcasted CMJ performances, and this year is no different, except for the venue:
CMJ Union | 27 Union Square West | New York, NYAll KEXP events are free and open to the public. Only non-CMJ badgeholders are required to RSVP, though RSVP does not guarantee entry. All entry will be on a first come, first serve basis. 18+ only. Check out the schedule below...
CMJ presents its own venue and social hub as part of CMJ Music Marathon 2012. CMJ Union is a bustling meeting point designed to bring together the festival's many different strands, providing space for badgeholders to mingle with press, panelists and artists. It's a place where ideas and information can be exchanged through exclusive mixers and parties, where guests can experience artist performances broadcast live by KEXP, and where tips on where to go and who to see ping back and forth across the room.
KEXP LIVE BROADCAST
As part of the festivities at CMJ Union, CMJ and Seattle radio station KEXP have teamed up for an exclusive broadcast event. KEXP returns to the festival to host a live transmission. KEXP DJ's John Richards and Cheryl Waters will spin in between sets.
The Antlers at ATP NYC 2012 (via @citybug)
The Antlers were one of the many bands on this year's ATP NY, playing Saturday (9/22) between Dirty Three and Mark Lanegan. It was the starting point of a short tour for the band who are in Toronto this evening (9/25) and will play Rochester, NY on Wednesday (9/26) at Water Street Music Hall. The band will also play ATP UK in December. All upcoming Antlers tour dates are listed below.
The band also just had one of the tracks from their Undersea EP remixed by none other than trip hop pioneer Tricky. The Antlers met the man backstage at a festival in Lisbon where he helped them decipher a Portugese coffee machine. They hit it off and Tricky asked them if he could have a go at one of their songs. The results of that is "Crest," which you can stream via RCRDLBL below.
The Greg Dulli-curated ATP NY is this weekend (9/21 - 9/23) and organizers just released the schedule which you can check out below. Music (and comedy on Friday) happens on two stages with films, talks and bingo taking place on the Queen of Hearts boat which is docked just nearby. If you're wondering, Frank Ocean is at 11:45 PM on Friday. Also, Chavez dropped and and have been replaced by JEFF the Brotherhood (Sat. 9/22 7 PM).
West Coast janglers Craft Spells are heading East next month to play Cincinatti's Midpoint Music Festival (September 27 - 29) which also features the likes of Grizzly Bear, The Walkmen, Dirty Projectors, Sleigh Bells and many more. Tickets for the fest are still available and the whole line-up is at the bottom of this post.
Before the festival, Craft Spells will be in NYC for a show at Glasslands on September 24 with new new romantics Ice Choir. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
You can stream Craft Spells' new-ish EP, Gallery, plus check out the whole Midpoint Music Fest line-up, below.
photos by David Andrako
The Antlers at Glasslands - 7/30/12
As mentioned, The Antlers have a number of tour dates scheduled for the upcoming months, including ATP NYC, but before leaving town the band graced us with a secret show at the intimate Glasslands last night (7/30), which they announced yesterday morning and it of course sold out pretty quickly. The show was totally packed and The Antlers sounded great as usual.
Port St. Willow opened. More pictures of both bands, including a semi-readable copy of the headliner's setlist, and a short video of The Antlers playing "Putting the Dog to Sleep" are below.