For nearly two years, Peter Silberman stowed away in a New York apartment and wrote a devastatingly beautiful record centered around death and loss. This narrative of the artist -- toiling in monkish isolation with the Big Questions in life -- has colored much of the reception to Hospice, the second album by Silberman's band, the Antlers. The personal, however, cannot be excised from a record as nuanced and meditative as Hospice. The compositions paint vast interior landscapes, where crackling swirls of noise shift to reveal redemptive peals of brass and tube-bell harmonies. But where the music is post-rock in structure, it's confessional folk in delivery.MP3: The Antlers, "Two"
As an added bonus, Chicago mash-up DJ duo the Hood Internet is now also on the Cicero's bill. (The Antlers play at 9:05 p.m., and the Hood Internet headlines at 11:50.) Also, here's a few more important schedule changes from our blogpost last week about Playstlfest: The 560 Music Center is no longer a venue on Thursday and Friday night, so the Republic Tigers will be at Cicero's on Friday night at 10:35, and Owen is now performing on Saturday night at 10:55 at the same venue. Check the latest info here.