The Antlers are currently enjoying their second trip around the world promoting their 2011 release Burst Apart. For most of their recent live shows, starting with the “unveiling” show at SXSW, the band have played almost exlcusively songs from Burst Apart, and frequently just played the album in its entirity for live shows. This isn’t to say I myself haven’t witnessed a surprise older song, unintentional though it may have been.
Several days ago in Bristol, for the first time in a blue moon, The Antlers played “Epilogue”, the fan-favouite closing track from their first critically acclaimed studio release “Hospice”. The video below is well worth a watch, especially if you’ve never gotten into the band before. They make the song as loud and triumphant as its always needed to be (despite the, uh, lyrics).
A damned fine performance indeed. I personally am still holding out for the day they finally decide to play “Stairs to the Attic” live, though. Oh well, a fella can dream.