The Antlers, ‘Doppelganger’ (Live) – favorite NPR sessions

July 14, 2014
The Brooklyn band frequently finds inspiration in dark places: On 2009’s Hospice, singer-guitarist Peter Silberman reflects on terminal illness and emotional abuse, while this year’s Familiars turns the Buddhist notion of bardo, a state of being between incarnations, into the impetus for a dialog about multiple selves.

Whether or not you notice his intentions, it’s hard not to be swept away by The Antlers’ dreamy, ambient pop melodies. Familiars is felt in the heart, not the head. Here, the band performs “Doppelganger” in a gorgeous studio session. Head over to watch three more videos documenting the band’s recent appearance.

Enjoy.

Listen: The Antlers’ gorgeous new song “Hotel”

The Antlers

The Antlers

 

The Antlers will release their new album, Familiars, on June 17th through ANTI- Records. Recorded and produced at the band’s Brooklyn studio with mixing done by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Future Islands), the forthcoming nine-track offering is preceded by the understated lead single “Palace”. Today, the Brooklyn trio has unveiled “Hotel”, another architecturally-titled taste of the forthcoming album.

While not as downbeat as “Palace”, “Hotel” is still slow-morning with smooth electric guitars, spacey synths, muted piano chords, and velvety horns. Vocalist Peter Silberman’s pained croon soars when sings, “in the hotel, I can’t remember how the past felt” echoing the drama of their excellent 2011 album Burst Apart. Listen in below [click on image]

 

Hotel

 

Familiars Tracklist:
01. Palace
02. Doppelgänger
03. Hotel
04. Intruders
05. Director
06. Revisited
07. Parade
08. Surrender
09. Refuge