The Antlers are a Brooklyn based band fronted by Peter Silberman. Their debut album, “Hospice,” is the result of front man Silberman’s “self described year and a half exile upon moving to New York City,” according to “Under the Radar” magazine.
The album is an extended creative writing project of sorts. Silberman used his introversion to identify with the characters in his ballads. “Hospice” centers around a man watching his girlfriend slowly die of bone cancer.
After a relationship “destroyed him,” according to UTR, Silberman “translated the experience into vivid descriptions of death, memory and regret.” These themes are prevalent and almost overwhelming throughout “Hospice.” Silberman maintains that it was not his intention to make a “depressing album,” although songs include “Kettering” and “Wake.” The band has been receiving positive reviews on both the album and their live shows.
The Antlers will be performing at the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan on Dec. 15, 2009.
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