As I stated when we launched Laundromatinee's first session with The Antlers, we spent some great time with the band at The Monolith Music Festival. Despite their "Rising" and "Best New Music" status from Pitchfork.com, as well as the non-stop praise for the 2009 re-release of album Hospice, the band remains as humble, friendly, hard-working and down-to-earth as you would hope.
For our Monolith Esurance session, the band trades in the electric guitar and big keys for an acoustic and small Korg, but the results are just as beautiful and every bit as powerful as their electric brethren.
The songs from Hospice were partially inspired by lead singer Peter Silberman's thoughts and feelings experienced during a visit to a loved one in a children's cancer ward, but despite the grim undertones, the album is hauntingly beautiful and uplifting.
"With the right focus, in the right mindset, this album is as powerful on the soul as climbing a mountain is on the body. This album will crush you if you don’t know what to expect. Hospice is at once the simplest and most immense album of the year." - Justin Jacobs, My Old Kentucky Blog.com
Recorded and Mixed by Jeff DuPont
Filmed and Edited by Doug Fellegy, Joe Wallace, and Michelle Castillo
Words by Dodge
Special thanks to The Monolith Music Festival