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The Antlers CD and Tour Plans


02/11/2009
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(PR) The Antlers will be hitting the road this Spring, touring down the East Coast and toward Austin, TX for this year's SXSW, then back up through the Midwest on their way home.

The tour will kick off with a hometown record release show at Brooklyn's Union Hall, where they'll be performing their new album Hospice in its entirety with a slew of guest musicians.

Hospice will be self-released on March 3rd, though The Antlers have now made physical copies available for pre-order through their website, and will begin shipping the record out in late February.

Hospice is the follow-up to 2007's nuanced, upbeat In the Attic of the Universe, which became The Antlers' unexpected under-the-radar breakthrough thanks to blog word-of-mouth. Hospice chronicles The Antlers' evolution from detailed dream pop to densely layered shoegaze, from solo effort to band. Beginning as Peter Silberman's solo bedroom arrangements and recordings, this upcoming release marks the first time Silberman assembled a group of friends to contribute: Darby Cicci (trumpet, bowed banjo), Justin Stivers (bass), Michael Lerner (drums), and Sharon Van Etten (guest vocals). Cicci and Lerner remain as core members of the live band.

Silberman began writing Hospice as a concept album to answer for his disappearance after he moved to New York City in 2006. But what began as a simple explanation soon resembled a novel or film, a musical work best heard from start to finish. After nearly two years of writing and recording, the result is a lyrically dark, sonically expansive and grandiose album; an affecting memoir of dysfunction and isolation, and a reminder never to lose oneself again.

Tour Dates
3/5 - 'Hospice' Release Show At Union Hall - Brooklyn, Ny
3/9 - M Room - Philadelphia, Pa
3/10 - Metro Gallery - Baltimore, Md
3/11 - Black Cat (Backstage) - Washington Dc
3/12 - Night Light - Chapel Hill, Nc
3/13 - Tin Roof - Charleston, Sc
3/14 - Tba
3/15 - Alabama Music Box - Mobile, Al
3/16 - Saturn Bar - New Orleans, La
3/17 - Boondocks - Houston, Tx
3/18 - 22 - Sxsw - Austin, Tx
3/24 - Tba
3/25 - North Side Tavern - Cincinatti, Oh
3/26 - Cafe Bourbon St - Columbus, Oh
3/27 - Brillo Box - Pittsburgh, Pa



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