On Friday, March 8 Frenchkiss Records/Transgressive will reissue The Antlers seminal album Hospice. The release marks a decade since the band first released the LP that Robin Hilton @ NPR called ” one of the most beautiful and moving works I’ve heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing.
Antlers will be playing a handful of intimate shows in the US and Europe with dates kicking off March 19 in Seattle, WA. They play the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever on March 23 and close out the US leg with two shows at Brooklyn’s First Unitarian Church on March 30 and 31. The dates mark the first the band have played together since 2015. All dates are listed below.
Antlers’ Peter Silberman states: We’re reissuing Hospice on March 8th, 2019, in honor of its tenth anniversary. It will be newly pressed on double white vinyl, with deluxe artwork and packaging courtesy of the album’s original artist, Zan Goodman. We’ll be playing a limited number of small acoustic shows to celebrate, too. But it will be a bit different this time as the core band now consists of myself and drummer Michael Lerner — longtime multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci is no longer with the band.
Though we’ve pared down for the time being, these shows will feature some old friends and guests, and together we’ll perform Hospice in its entirety. I hope you’ll join us for these special evenings. I’m truly looking forward to revisiting these old songs in a new light and seeing your friendly faces again. Your patience and support mean so much.
In their 13 year history Antlers have released 5 full-length albums, received worldwide critical acclaim and have appeared on the Tonight Show twice. Their most recent album was 2014’s Familiars.
Not only is this the 10th Anniversary of Hospice, its the 20th Anniversary for Frenchkiss Records as a label. Started in 1999 by Syd Butler, Frenchkiss has become one of the prominent independent labels and this reissue will mark its 100th release!
Listen to ‘Hospice’ – BELOW:
The Antlers tour dates
US Tour dates:
March 17 / Seattle, WA / Fremont Abbey Arts Center
March 20 / Portland, OR / The Old Church
March 22 / San Francisco / Great American Music Hall
March 23 / Los Angeles, CA / Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
March 26 / Boston, MA / The Sinclair
March 27 / Philadelphia, PA / World Café Live
March 28 / Washington DC / Miracle Theatre
March 30 / Brooklyn, NY / First Unitarian Congregational Society
March 31 / Brooklyn, NY / First Unitarian Congregational Society
UK / European Tour Dates:
April 19 / Leeds, UK / Belgrave Music Hall
April 20 / Manchester, UK / The Dancehouse Theatre
April 21 / Glasgow, UK / St Luke’s
April 23 / London, UK / Union Chapel
April 25 / Leuven, BE / Het Depot
April 26 / Amsterdam, NL / Vondelkerk
April 28 / Copenhagen, DK / Hotel Cecil
April 30 / Dublin, IE / The Sugar Club
Tickets & pre-order info at www.antlersmusic.com . Tickets are on sale now.