If melancholy had a sound, it would be The Antlers. Originally the lo-fi folk solo project of leadman Peter Silberman, this band has evolved into its current three piece post-rock outfit. Shortly after Silberman moved to Brooklyn in 2006 he started his solo bedroom recorded project and released a nine track album titled Uprooted. Shortly after, he released an album titled In The Attic Of The Universe and two EP’s. These EP’s featured the well known indie artist Sharon Van Etten and shortly after Michael Lerner and Darby Cicci officially joined to create the current band. In 2009, The Antlers released their first album, Hospice, as a full band. Silberman has said of this album “Hospice came from the idea of caring for a terminal patient who’s mentally abusive to you. You don’t have the right to argue with them, either, because they’re the one who’s dying here; they’re the one that’s been dealt a wrong hand. So you take it, but you can only take so much. Eventually, you realize that this person is just destroying you.” Following the success of this album, the band released two more albums, Burst Apart (2011) and Familiars (2014).
I’ve posted a few of my favorites of theirs below that I feel show the amazing range of talent this band has. My personal favorite is “The Kettering” which shows a more mellow side of the band. So give em a listen and let me know what you think.