The Antlers ‘Burst Apart’ Today!

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.

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