:: A record of in-depth beauty and musical brilliance. An instant classic to me!
Two years after their sublime EP Undersea and their last full-length , the no less brilliant Burst Apart, Brooklyn’s ambient indie-rockers The Antlers are returning with their fifth studio album Familiars. Originated entirely as a collaborative work of the band’s Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner, Familiars might their most elaborate LP to date.
Familiars dropped officially in the UK/Europe on June 16, 2014 via Transgressive Records. US release follows today (June 17) via ANTI Records. The album is available as download, CD and 12″ vinyl LP and double 12″ LP (incl. CD). You can buy the digital album from iTunes or order your physical copy of Familiars from The Antlers’ Shop.
Familiars is streaming in its entirety over at Chart Attack. The set of nine new tracks was recorded, produced and engineered by The Antlers at their Brooklyn Antlercorp Studio, Familiars was mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Future Islands, Beach House). The songs on Familiars are entirely written and composed by the band’s frontman Peter Silberman. In a recent interview with Chart Attack (link above), he talked his songwriting:
“I think of these songs as fictional nonfiction. I’m intensely connected to the stories, and they are true to me, but they’re not a retelling of my life’s facts. They’re a transformation of my reality, where the names are changed but the point remains the same. The more I believe them to be true, the more real they become.”
Hotel is the second single taken from Familiars and it also comes with beautiful music video to go along with. The clip is directed by Derrick Belcham, watch it above. The Antlers are currently on the road touring North America until August and they’ll be heading for Europe for a string 23 shows in October and early November. You can check out the upcoming dates below and listen to the album’s lead single Palace.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Tue 17 Jun 2014 // Brooklyn, NY, USA // Rough Trade
Wed 25 Jun 2014 // Cambridge, MA, USA // The Sinclair *
Thu 26 Jun 2014 // Philadelphia, PA, USA // Union Tranfer *
Fri 27 Jun 2014 // Toronto, ONT, Canada // The Mod Club °
Sat 28 Jun 2014 // Columbus, OH, USA // A and R Music Bar °
Sun 29 Jun 2014 // Chicago, IL, USA // Lincoln Hall
* w/ Mr Twin Sister // ° w/ Yellow Ostrich
>> The full touring schedule is available here.
The Line Of Best Fit − Album Review: The Antlers – Familiars