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The Antlers now @ Great Escape, released ‘Burst Apart’, played it for free @ Knitting Factory (pics, setlist, a recording)

photos by Amanda Hatfield & Dominick Mastrangelo

Peter preparing backstage (photo by Dominick)
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the new guy on stage (photo by Amanda)
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The Antlers are one of the many artists now over in Brighton to play a showcase at the Great Escape. It’s like SXSW, but smaller, but in England by the sea. The Antlers play their showcase on Saturday, which means if you’re there you can see that without having to miss the BrooklynVegan/M For Montreal showcase happening tonight (5/13) (well, happening like now). The UK festival kicked off yesterday (5/12), and we have Tim Griffin over there covering. His pictures of PS I Love You, Warpaint, Twin Shadow, DJ Shadow, The Joy Formidable, Emika and more, are currently posted over at the BrooklynVegan Facebook page.

Exactly one week ago today, or technically one week ago tomorrow, The Antlers played a FREE, BrooklynVegan-presented show at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn at 1am. Somehow it worked out perfect – I think exactly the right amount of people showed up. I don’t think anyone got turned away, and we were at capacity. And the show was extra special because the Antlers played their entire new, Best New Music-winning (take that Tyler!) record Burst Apart from start to finish (like they did at SXSW/on NPR), in addition to an epic two-song encore. Their sound is also fuller than ever due to the addition of a fourth member, which, like the show in general, was a great thing. Listen to the whole show courtesy of NYC Taper who taped it and posted the MP3s (and FLAC).

If you miss them, don’t worry. The Antlers will return to the states soon to kick off their tour with Little Scream in DC on May 17th. Though if you waited to get tickets to either of the two NYC shows, you are now out of luck.

More pictures from the Knitting Factory show (two sets of them) and all dates, below…

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Knitting Factory setlist (via NYC Taper recording, hence “banter”)
[Total Time 1:15:57]
01 I Don’t Want Love
02 French Exit
03 Parentheses
04 No Widows
05 [banter]
06 Rolled Together
07 Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out
08 [banter2]
09 Hounds
10 Corsicana
11 Putting the Dog to Sleep
12 [encore break]
13 Two
14 Wake


The Antlers — 2011 Tour Dates
May 14 The Great Escape, Brighton, England
May 17 Black Cat Washington, DC*
May 18 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary Philadelphia, PA*
May 19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
May 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
May 28 Sasquatch Festival George, WA*
May 31 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA*
June 3 El Rey Los Angeles, CA*
June 4 Glass House Pomona, CA*
June 7 Emo’s Austin, TX*
June 8 The Loft Dallas, TX*
June 9 The Marquee Tulsa, OK*
June 10 Firebird St. Louis, MO*
June 11 Metro Chicago, IL*
June 12 Magic Stick Detroit, MI*
June 14 Mod Club Toronto, ON*
June 15 La Tulipe Montreal, QC†
June 16 Paradise Boston, MA*
June 17 The Space Hamden, CT*
* with Little Scream
† with the Dodos

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