Sunday, January 18, 2015

The Antlers - Cold War [Alternative]

I can't feel a thing...
The Antlers have gathered quite the cult following for their ability to capture the hearts of it's listeners with gut wrenching song writing and hauntingly beautiful instrumentals, even the less interested. Though before The Antlers had gained that following with Hospice they had released a series of EP's where they experimented with their sounds as they had just become a full fledged band (The Antlers was originally the solo project of vocalist Peter Silberman) Cold War was their first release together of the group and it presents a major contrast of who they are now.

It's interesting to see where the group's roots came from. An incredibly quiet and humble record that relied on little words and small theatrics. The solemn and depressing tone that the first track of Cold War sets up remains through the tracks of this EP, it creates a strong feeling of emptiness. Much like Peter's as he wallows over East River Berlin War "I can't feel a thing" over and over. The simplicity of the tracks bring out a lot of beauty that wouldn't of been there if these tracks were made any other way, and that's what makes Cold War such an outstanding EP. It was the building grounds of what would lead on to be one of the most captivating and incredible groups of all time, and it's an EP you don't want to miss out on.

You can stream, download, or buy Cold War here. If you liked Cold War consider supporting The Antlers by throwing a few coins their way or by supporting their brand new album Familiars. Or you could even try sharing this EP with your friends. Who knows, maybe your friends are into really depressing music! Just remember, a little support and a little word of mouth goes a long way! <3

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