Peter Silberman just has one of those voices. A distinct, harrowing falsetto that conjures both dark corners of the past and bright feelings for the future. He’ll leave you conflicted, torn and beat up, but he will not leave you unmoved.
As the lead singer and creative force behind The Antlers, his three-piece band out of Brooklyn, Silberman penned some emotionally heart-wrenching stuff, most notably the group’s 2009 release, Hospice, a concept album about a young woman dealing with a terminal illness and the impact that sickness has on her care worker.
The Antlers have been pretty quiet since their 2014 record, the emotive Familiars, but Silberman has stayed busy with some solo work. In September, he released Transcendless Summer, a 20-minute instrumental EP made up of ambient sounds he recorded back in 2013.
On Friday, Silberman will play in support of that EP at the Swedish American Hall. He’ll also be dipping into some old Antlers tunes and other material. Singer-songwriter Vikesh Kapoor will open the show.
Peter Silberman, Vikesh Kapoor
Swedish American Hall
November 11, 2016
8:30pm, $15 (21+)
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