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Tune of the Week – “East River Berlin Wall”

A week ago, I’d never heard of The Antlers. Now, I can’t get enough of them. You have to love the way a song like this can sneak out of nowhere and take over your world. Last Saturday, I played …

Thu, Nov 15, 2007, 09:33

   

A week ago, I’d never heard of The Antlers. Now, I can’t get enough of them.

You have to love the way a song like this can sneak out of nowhere and take over your world. Last Saturday, I played it on the radio show. Later that night, I probably played it about a dozen times. It made sense at that time of night. Makes sense at this time of the morning too, if truth be told.

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It’s from the “Cold War” EP, the latest release to come this way from a hugely prolific 21 year old Manhattan resident by the name of Peter Silberman.

He’s already had about a bunch of releases out, including a fantastic album from this year called “In The Attic of the Universe”. Over 10,000 people have downloaded the album for free since March, a number which persuaded Fall Records to take a punt on a CD release.

But I keep coming back to this new three track EP. Maybe it’s his voice (the spooky shadow of Jeff Buckley), maybe it’s the slow-motion atmospherics which remind me of some of the shapes from that Mark Hollis solo album, maybe it’s the haunted cover version of “Apple Orchard” by the mighty Beach House. Maybe it’s all three

As the year begins to crawl to a close, it’s good to know that there’s still an ocean of sounds yet to be heard.

You can download “East River Berlin Wall” and the rest of the “Cold War” EP (as well as tracks from all of Silberman’s releases to date) here.