by / November 9th, 2009 /

The Antlers – The Academy

The Antlers have confirmed a show for the 4th of December at the Academy 2. Don’t miss the chance to see them live! Tickets priced €12.50 go on sale this Thursday at 9.00am!

The Antlers are:

Peter Silberman – vocals, guitar
Michael Lerner – drums, percussion
Darby Cicci – keyboards, trumpet, bowed banjo

Initially, The Antlers was a solo project created by vocalist and guitarist Peter Silberman immediately after he had moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he had isolated himself from family and friends. Silberman wrote the first album, ‘In the Attic of the Universe’ by himself and under his own name. Afterwards, he recruited Lerner and Cicci, becoming a collaborative group. The band recorded two EPs; ‘Cold War’ and ‘New York Hospitals’. Silberman’s collection of songs (which was mentioned as an ‘elegy for his planned disappearance’) would later become a full-length album titled ‘Hospice’ and would feature an epic storyline, telling the story of a man losing a loved one to cancer and having to witness her death first-hand. The album was independently released by the band in March of 2009, selling an apparently overwhelming number of copies, later selling all of their stock and had to produce more. The band later commented that ‘they had bit off more than they could chew’. The album received critical praise for both its narrative and musicianship and has since been listed on several ‘Album of the Year’ lists. The band later signed with New York-based label Frenchkiss Records, who will re-master and re-release ‘Hospice’ on August 18, 2009.