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Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

THE ANTLERS' NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS TODAY

“Ever more sure-handed and ambitious in its arrangements,
the band crafts gorgeous backdrops for Silberman...”—NPR Music

“Familiars finds the Antlers on a new, magnificent level of heavy songwriting.”—Rolling Stone

“The stately beauty of Familiars is the latest satisfying effort from a band that continues to reward those listeners who give them the attention their elegant, secretly weird music deserves…Against all odds, they’ve become one of the most interesting indie rock bands working.”—Pitchfork

“It’s safe to say that the group has reached a point in their career where they are largely peerless…This is no longer a band that is finding their voice, but one that has found it”—Consequence of Sound

“They’ve only moved further toward thoughtful grandeur…”—Stereogum

“One of 2014’s strongest releases”—PopMatters

The Antlers begin the North American leg of their worldwide tour tonight in Cambridge, MA at The Sinclair, playing shows nationwide including two nights at Los Angeles’ Troubadour in July and a hometown show in New York at Webster Hall July 26. Brooklyn Vegan recently praised their release day show at Brooklyn’s Rough Trade saying, “The band may not have gotten loud last night, but damn if they weren't powerful.”

The band is celebrating the release of their fifth studio album Familiars, out now on Anti- Records in the U.S. and Transgressive Records in the U.K. and garnering widespread acclaim. NPR calls the record “sure-handed and ambitious” and praises “its emotional openness, its rich sound, its mix of subtlety and grandiosity, [and] its funereal beauty,” while The Onion’s A.V. Club says it “boasts the band’s most wonderfully expansive songwriting” and Flavorpill says it “deserves your undivided attention.”

Pitchfork recently premiered the video for “Hotel,” the second pre-release track available from the album, watch it here. Of the track, SPIN says, “‘Hotel’ trades on The Antlers’ strengths: drowsy horns, twinkling keyboard bits, muted guitar, and lyrics that confront mortality, whether they’re intended to or not.”

Familiars follows 2011’s critically lauded Burst Apart, which Pitchfork named Best New Music and NPR called “a delicate mixture of grace and intensity.” Familiars was recorded, engineered and produced by the band in their Brooklyn studio and mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on the Radio, Beach House) at DNA Downtown Studios.

The Antlers is Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci and Michael Lerner. Silberman founded The Antlers in 2006 as a solo project and released two bedroom-recorded LPs before enlisting Cicci and Lerner to round out the group. As a trio they recorded and released 2009’s breakout Hospice and Burst Apart, as well as the 2012 EP Undersea.

THE ANTLERS TOUR DATES
June 25 Cambridge, MA The Sinclair
June 26 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
June 27 Toronto, ON The Mod Club
June 28 Columbus, OH A&R Music Bar
June 29 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
July 1 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
July 2 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
July 3 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
July 5 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge
July 8 Vancouver, BC VENUE
July 9 Seattle, WA Neumos
July 11 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
July 12 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
July 16 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
July 17 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
July 19 Dallas, TX Trees
July 20 Austin, TX The Parish
July 21 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
July 23 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
July 24 Raleigh, NC Kings
July 25 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
July 26 New York, NY Webster Hall

FAMILIARS TRACK LIST
1. Palace
2. Doppelgänger
3. Hotel
4. Intruders
5. Director
6. Revisited
7. Parade
8. Surrender
9. Refuge

For more information, please contact Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000, krista@sacksco.com or carla@sacksco.com.

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