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The Antlers: Burst Apart

John Calvert, The Quietus, 7 June 2011

MUCH OF THE PASSIONATE RHETORIC surrounding The Antlers' affecting Hospice featured the keyword "bleeding", not only referring to the crackling artery of distortion that flowed through the album, but more specifically lyricist Peter Silberman's untrammelled outpouring. While other indie bands prefer to tease out a sense of sadness, Silberman's investment in that dying child and the impossibility of that child ever growing up, was total. He bled it.

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