The latest from Brooklyn indie rockers, The Antlers, is out today!
Burst Apart is the follow up to one of my absolute favorites of 2009, Hospice, and I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t expecting as much from this record.
Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting to be disappointed, but like MGMT before them, The Antlers were faced with the difficult task of following up a critically acclaimed and popular album. So let’s just say, even though I’ve been (impatiently) anticipating the release of Burst Apart for quite awhile now, I set my expectations a bit lower than I should’ve. Needless to say, there was no need for me to worry.
I’ve listened to Burst Apart (in it’s entirety) about seven times now and I love it. Do I love it more than Hospice? Probably not, but it’s close. Burst Apart lacks some of the raw emotions and realism that make Hospice such an incredible record, but the band’s “trademark atmospheric tension” remains and Peter Silberman’s “feathery voice is still defiantly pure, floating high above the crystalline sounds of his backing band”. My favorite track right now is No Widows, but other stand out tracks include I Don’t Want Love, French Exit, Hounds, and Putting the Dog to Sleep.
Head on over to The Antler’s media. There are numerous tracks, from both Burst Apart and Hospice, available for download (free!), as well as a handful of videos for your viewing pleasure.
Brooklyn indie rockers, The Antlers, are hitting the road this May for a North American tour in support of their upcoming album, Burst Apart.
After some England shows, they’ll kick things off in the states on May 17th in DC and wrap things up June 17th in CT (with a stop at Sasquatch on 5/28!). Along the way, they’ll be joined by Little Scream and The Dodos (check dates below for specifics).
Burst Apart is set to be released May 10th via Frenchkiss.
The Antlers – Shiva
05/12 London, England – Heaven
05/13 Manchester, England – Manchester Club Academy
05/14 Brighton, England – Great Escape Festival
05/17 Washington, DC – Black Cat (w/ Little Scream)
05/18 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Sanctuary (w/ Little Scream)
05/19 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (w/ Little Scream)
05/20 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (w/ Little Scream)
05/28 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival
05/31 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall (w/ Little Scream)
06/03 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey (w/ Little Scream)
06/04 Pomona, CA – Glass House (w/ Little Scream)
06/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s (w/ Little Scream)
06/08 Dallas, TX – The Loft (w/ Little Scream)
06/09 Tulsa, OK – The Marquee (w/ Little Scream)
06/10 St. Louis, MO – Firebird (w/ Little Scream)
06/11 Chicago, IL – Metro (w/ Little Scream)
06/12 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick (w/ Little Scream)
06/14 Toronto, Ontario – Mod Club (w/ Little Scream)
06/15 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe (w/ the Dodos)
06/16 Boston, MA – Paradise (w/ Little Scream)
06/17 Hamden, CT – The Space (w/ Little Scream)