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The Antlers Share New Single “I Was Not There”- Out Now via Transgressive

March 9, 2023

The Antlers Share New Single “I Was Not There”

Out Now via Transgressive

Announce special “in the round” performance at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge on 7th June

The Antlers share new single “I Was Not There”, out now digitally via Transgressive.  The song was produced and engineered by Peter Silberman and mixed by frequent Antlers collaborator Nicholas Principe. In addition to Michael Lerner’s drums, and Silberman’s vocals, piano and other instrumentation, the track also features Logan Coale (The National, NOW Ensemble, Taylor Swift) on upright bass.

Peter Silberman says of the song:  

“Perhaps counterintuitively, “I Was Not There” is about the elusive experience of complete presence. Across three scenes, the song describes fleeting moments of clarity and wholeness, and the accompanying feeling of leaving yourself.”

The tender tones communicate with such clarity through the volatile landscape, organic textures, and immense emotive motions, once again The Antlers return with this visual and stirring ensemble. The new release is destined to captivate the second you fall into the enchanting passages. There’s this real sense of purity in the vision of The Antlers, they produce such meaningful ensembles with this deep connection between affection, the audience, and this air of escapism.

The Antlers have also announced a one-off, special show at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge on 7th June. The band will perform in the round as part of LPR’s 15th Anniversary Celebration. Tickets go on-sale tomorrow at 10am EST at: https://link.dice.fm/hd59554c1036

The Antlers are Peter Silberman and Michael Lerner. In 2021 the band released their first album in seven years titled Green to Gold, a bucolic record which Pitchfork described as “a post-rock orchestra playing around a campfire… the sound of hard-won peace of mind, rendered in the lightest brushstrokes.”

The release was followed by the Losing Light EP, a reimagining of four tracks from Green to Gold. Peter Silberman has also co-produced the recent Wild Pink album ILYSM, marking Silberman’s first foray into producing a record for another artist outside of the context of The Antlers or his solo work.

Since last autumn, The Antlers have been releasing stand-alone singles Ahimsa and a Brett Arnold reworking of Green to Gold.


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