Peter Silberman of The Antlers @ Cat's Cradle © Dan Kulpa
© Dan Kulpa

The Antlers + Teen @ Cat’s Cradle – April 26th 2015

Brooklyn-based indie rock band, the Antlers recently brought their dark yet uplifting music to Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC. The band consisting of singer, songwriter, and guitar player Peter Silberman, Darby Cicci on keyboards and trumpet, and Michael Lerner on drums created a full and rich sound that defied their limited lineup.

The band opened with “Drift Dive” from the Undersea EP, and immediately followed it with “Doppelgänger” from their latest album, Familiars. By the third song, the Hospice highlight “Kettering,” the crowd was completely enchanted. Peter Silberman tends to be the focus on stage and his higher pitched voice delivered his emotional lyrics with both confidence and power in the live setting. The Antlers songs were delivered with an eclectic mix of guitar noise, moody keyboards, propulsive drums, and the occasional trumpet call that created a vibe that was equal parts aching melancholy and cathartic cleansing. They closed out their set with the crowd favorite song “Putting the Dog to Sleep,” before returning for a two song encore.

Opening the evening was another Brooklyn-based band, Teen. The band was named after frontwoman Kristina “Teeny” Lieberson, and includes her two sisters, Lizzie on keyboards and Katherine on drums, as well as Boshra AlSaadi on bass. They played a set that mixed their early psychedlic garage and gospel sound with a newer minimalist R&B influence. Teen’s songs are varied and accomplished. This is a band that continues to grow and evolve with each performance and album. They are definitely worth a look and listen.

The Antlers


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