PETE SILBERMAN (The Antlers) – ” New York “

Posted: January 26, 2017 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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“New York” by Peter Silberman from the forthcoming album Impermanence .

Peter Silberman is an ambient indie rocker from Brooklyn. You probably know him as the front man of Brooklyn band The Antlers . The Antlers was a full band, but the first two records (2006’s Uprooted and 2007’s In The Attic of the Universe) were just solo projects for Silberman. But it was the 2009 album Hospice that received universal critical acclaim, I heard Hospice in January of 2010, and I immediately fell in love with his vocal and saw the band at the Live at Leeds Festival the following year. I’ve liked everything else by The Antlers, but Hospice remains a favourite of theirs.

I was surprised to see that Peter Silberman had a solo record coming out. I had high expectations, and the two songs that I’ve heard from the six-song album have exceeded my expectations so far to date.

The softly played guitar bit plays gently off Silberman’s falsetto, and the “horns” and other stuff join in nicely. It’s all very quiet, and that’s on purpose. He says that the whole album is about the ever-changing face of the city he calls home. More importantly, though, it’s about the changes he’s going through. He had to stop playing music for a while after he suffered significant hearing impairment in his left ear and chronic tinnitus. He says that even the sound of his own voice reverberating in his head was painful.

It’s a stunning song on what promises to be a fantastic album.

There’s a video for the song, which features a bunch of “found” archival footage of people in New York.

Impermanence will be released on February 24 via ANTI- Records.

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