Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased tracks, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out” by The Antlers from the 2011 album Burst Apart on Frenchkiss Records.
Brooklyn indie rock trio The Antlers broke through in 2009 with their album Hospice, and now they’re back two years later in 2011 with Burst Apart, which is set to be released May 10. Though the album won’t be available for a few weeks, plenty of pre-release buzz has been stirring, as the band has released the song “Parentheses” from the new album early, giving fans reason to get excited. The song moves at a hypnotic pace, and frontman Peter Silbermans’ falsetto voice is nothing short of chilling. Not too long after “Parentheses” had time to settle, the band released today’s featured song “Every Night My Teeth Are Falling Out,” which serves as a more catchy, uppity sampling of what’s to come on Burst Apart that has single written all over it. Judging from these two tracks — different but equally impressive and affecting – it’s looking like Burst Apart might not only be a satisfying follow up to Hospice, but one of the best releases of 2011.
The Antlers will be hitting the road in support of Burst Apart in May, and an appearance at Sasquatch! on May 28 will be their only stop through the Northwest. If you have tickets to the sold out festival, make sure you save some time to see them, as it’s not hard to imagine the type of live show these guys could be capable of putting on. For a complete tour schedule, click here. While we’re waiting for Memorial Day Weekend, here’s a video of The Antlers playing “Sylvia” from Hospice during a KEXP in-studio performance last year (to view more videos from this set, click here):