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Biography All Music Guide

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Evolving from Peter Silberman's bedroom recordings to a fully realized band, for Brooklyn-based the Antlers, what started out as a solo lo-fi folk project progressed quickly into a colossal-sounding chamber pop group. After self-recording a handful of albums in a kamikaze fashion -- Uprooted (recorded just before and after moving in 2007), The February Tape (recorded in a bathtub in an hour), In the Attic of the Universe (a single ambient song stretched into an album), and Cold War (an album with only acoustic guitar and vocals, recorded in a week) -- Silberman set forth to record his opus, Hospice, in July of 2007. Recorded over the course of almost two years, Hospice started out as another solo project before Silberman started incorporating other musicians, including drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, who eventually ended up as permanent members of the Antlers. Upon its release, Hospice received critical acclaim, with NPR and Pitchfork shouting high praises. After touring behind the album, the Antlers returned to the studio for a more electronic-minded follow-up titled Burst Apart, which was released in 2011. The album was shortly followed that same year by the Together EP and in the summer of 2012 the group issued Undersea, a four song EP with an aquatic theme as well as overall sound. It wasn't until 2014 that they returned with fourth album Familiars, recorded entirely by the band at their Brooklyn studio, then mixed by Chris Coady, known for his studio work with Beach House, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and other indie stars.

eMusic Features


The Antlers’ Peter Silberman: Letting Go in Soft Focus

By Sasha Geffen, Contributor

Speaking over the phone from Brooklyn, Peter Silberman pauses carefully between phrases. He's good with words because he takes his time with them, both in conversation and in the intricate, powerful lyrics that spiderweb across the records he makes with the Antlers. In 2009, the Brooklyn band's album Hospice broke through to a wider audience on the twin strengths of its atmosphere and its story. That record navigated the deep pockets of pain that linger… more »


The Antlers

By Laura Leebove, Managing Editor

The Antlers' 2009 album Hospice was recorded in vocalist/guitarist Peter Silberman's bedroom — a space too small for the band's three members to play at the same time (forget about a full drum set). Silberman wrote the songs, then enlisted drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci to take the project from a solo effort to actual group. Lerner says the intimacy of the recording process mirrored the intimacy of the record — a heavy,… more »


  • 12.08.16 RT @PSilb: Playing London's @theforgecamden again tonite. This was last nite w/ @willharvey1 (📷: @fabripav ) https://t.co/zLk3icbLUT
  • 12.07.16 RT @PSilb: Peacefully performing in London tonite at @TheForgeCamden w/ @willharvey1 sitting in on strings. https://t.co/q1h003fLHt
  • 12.06.16 RT @PSilb: Across the pond to play 2 London shows at @TheForgeCamden . Expect some @theantlers oldies + all of Impermanence. https://t.co/c…
  • 12.03.16 RT @nprmusic: Hearing loss led @theantlers' Peter Silberman (@PSilb) to create his first solo album. The story, new song here. https://t.co…
  • 12.02.16 "Karuna" by @PSilb is now on @Spotify and everywhere else you might stream music. Find links to them all at… https://t.co/eqDMaYeRtW
  • 12.02.16 RT @PSilb: "Karuna" https://t.co/AoW0LeeBlS
  • 12.01.16 RT @AntiRecords: Pre-order @PSilb's new album 'Impermanence' (out 2/24) & listen to the 1st song released "Karuna" at https://t.co/XW04SqmG…
  • 12.01.16 RT @PSilb: My new record Impermanence is out 2/24 on @AntiRecords & @transgressiveHQ. Hear the 1st song "Karuna" c/o @nprmusic: https://t.c…
  • 12.01.16 .@PSilb's new album Impermanence out 2/24 on @AntiRecords & @transgressiveHQ. Hear first song "Karuna" c/o @nprmusic https://t.co/qxdOPRYp9E
  • 11.25.16 RT @minusgreen: This year, I'm letting the turkey stuff me.
  • 11.19.16 RT @PSilb: Infinite gratitude to all who came to these west coast shows, sitting so quietly, patiently & peacefully. Yr presence meant the…
  • 11.18.16 RT @AntiRecords: A reflection on change, listen to @PSilb's (@theantlers) beautiful new song "Slips Away" here on @Spotify: https://t.co/HZ…