With Burst Apart, The Antlers released one of the stand-out albums of 2011. Not simply because last year was a relatively understated year for indie-rock, but because it was a staggering sonic progression from their breakthrough release Hospice whilst retaining all the smouldering emotional energy of that made them such a captivating band. Eager not to become a fading memory, the band have announced the release of a four-track EP (landing on July 30th courtesy of Transgressive Records) called Undersea.
This is what the band have to say about the release:
“It begins in the dream of a peaceful flood. Water covers everything and rises. We take a deep breath in and a slow breath out. Everything is changed. Time slows and stretches as a connectedness washes over everything. We’re left treading water, backstroking into the future. Undersea is the feeling of suspension—memories suspended in time and space, energy suspended in the air around us. It’s the serenity of drifting off to sleep or of sinking to the bottom of the ocean.
Time slows and stretches as a connectedness washes over everything. We’re left treading water, backstroking into the future.
It’s both the comfort of knowing that some questions have no answers, and the torment that we’re never meant to know the truth. We’ve searched for patient, colorful sounds and found a meditative calm, a persistent pulse that leaves room for everything to breathe and expand as a new world takes shape. There is no hurry.”
Watch a teaser trailer underneath. The band are also scheduled to play at Latitude Festival (July 13th) and End Of The Road (September 1st).