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You Should Already Know: The Antlers

By Peter Silberman, of The Antlers; Photo by Marc Lemoine on June 13, 2014

 

You Should Already Know: The Antlers

 

THE LOW POINT OF OUR CAREER


The beginning was pretty low. But it was part of the trip to get here, so in a sense I appreciate it.


THE HIGH POINT OF OUR CAREER


Meeting Shaquille O’Neal in 2011. He’s incredibly tall.


WHEN WE KNEW WE'D MADE IT AS A BAND


I’ve never quite felt like I’ve “made it,” because the nature of success in this whole endeavor is so impermanent. But 2009 was when things felt like they were really beginning to happen.


BEST SHOW EVER


I’ve never quite felt like I’ve “made it,” because the nature of success in this whole endeavor is so impermanent. But 2009 was when things felt like they were really beginning to happen.



WORST SHOW EVER


There was this one show in Texas, back in 2011. It was insanely hot, and in the middle of our set, some kid climbed on stage and started playing a screeching saxophone solo. I don’t know if that was our worst show, but it was definitely weird.


THE BEST SONG WE EVER WROTE


Theoretically, our unfinished songs are the best because they still contain infinite possibilities and potential.


THE FUNNIEST THING A JOURNALIST EVER WROTE ABOUT US


Some journalist thought my name was Dave Silberman.


WHEN THE JOURNALISTS GOT IT RIGHT


That my name is Peter Silberman, not Dave Silberman.


HOW WE HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED


That band that seemed sad on the surface, but was actually exploring the sorrow that makes life more beautiful and happiness more real.


HOW WE'RE MOST LIKELY TO BE REMEMBERED


That sad band. 


 


 

PETER SILBERMAN PICKS 3 ANTLERS ALBUMS YOU SHOULD ALREADY OWN

 
Hospice 
(2009)
For the haunted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Burst Apart
(2011)
For the anxious.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Undersea
(2012)
For the escapist.

 
This article is from FILTER Issue 56