Thursday, April 21, 2011
In 2009, The Antlers released the highly-acclaimed and harrowing concept album, Hospice - told from the perspectives of a dying cancer patient and the nurse who falls in love with her - decidedly not lighthearted fare.
On the group's new effort, Burst Apart, the subject matter doesn't appear to be getting much easier to swallow. Song titles such as, "Putting the Dog to Sleep" and "Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out" should give you some idea of what you're in for, lyrically.
Hearing "Every Night..." recently, I quickly latched on to the song's melodic and rhythmic dynamics. The vocals maintain the gentle sway and falsetto warble of earlier works, while the instrumentation builds into an understated jam, ala Andrew Bird's "Imitosis".
Stream the Antlers' "Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out" below:
Burst Apart will be available May 10th, via the Antlers' official website.
Also, you can click back to read Steve's post about the band's 2009 song, "Kettering".