The Antlers Announce Spring Tour

posted April 5, 2011

The Antlers Announce Spring Tour

The Antlers are set to tour North America this spring in support of their highly anticipated new album "Burst Apart," set for release May 10 via Frenchkiss Records. Recorded over the course of five months in the band's Bushwick, Brooklyn studio, "Burst Apart" follows on the heels of The Antlers' critically acclaimed 2009 recording "Hospice," which was named "Best New Music" by Pitchfork while receiving rave reviews from NPR Music, The New York Times, The Guardian, SPIN, The Onion, Time Out New York and many others.

The Antlers recently premiered "Burst Apart" live with a headlining set at the NPR Party at SXSW. The New York Times calls the new songs "measured and majestic," while NPR Music hails the new record's "delicate mixture of grace and intensity."

The Antlers originated in 2006 as the solo project of frontman Peter Silberman. After self-releasing a pair of bedroom recordings, Silberman recruited drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci for the group's breakout record Hospice. The group recorded Burst Apart with the same line-up, opting to engineer and produce the album on their own. "We realized that we didn't need an outside producer or engineer to sound the way we wanted," noted Cicci. "Burst Apart" was strongly influenced by the band's interest in electronic music, which Silberman describes as "music that keeps moving and is kind of entrancing and expansive at the same time," while eschewing the loops and effects typically associated with the genre.


  • May 17 Black Cat Washington, DC*
  • May 18 First Unitarian Church Sanctuary Philadelphia, PA*
  • May 19 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY*
  • May 20 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY*
  • May 28 Sasquatch Festival George, WA*
  • May 31 Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA*
  • June 3 El Rey Los Angeles, CA*
  • June 4 Glass House Pomona, CA*
  • June 7 Emo's Austin, TX*
  • June 8 The Loft Dallas, TX*
  • June 9 The Marquee Tulsa, OK*
  • June 10 Firebird St. Louis, MO*
  • June 11 Metro Chicago, IL*
  • June 12 Magic Stick Detroit, MI*
  • June 14 Mod Club Toronto, ON*
  • June 15 La Tulipe Montreal, QC†
  • June 16 Paradise Boston, MA*
  • June 17 The Space Hamden, CT*

* with Little Scream
† with the Dodos