The Antlers

Transgressive Records

“The New York group led by Peter Silberman has made some of the most ambitiously textured and atmospheric music in the last decade-plus of indie, diving deeper into the details with every successive release,” said veteran music journalist Larry Fitzmaurice. “Green to Gold is their first record in seven years, and like the others before it, it’s excellent and continues to push their tendency for lush arrangements and melodies that carefully reveal themselves.”

Conceived and written almost entirely in the morning hours, Green to Gold is the band’s most luminous music to date. “I think this is the first album I’ve made that has no eeriness in it,” singer and primary songwriter Peter Silberman asserts. “I set out to make Sunday morning music.”

Unlike other Antlers albums, Silberman didn’t feel compelled to turn a human experience into a circuitous mythology. He chose a more direct approach: documenting two years in his life, without overthinking or obscuring what the songs were about. “Most of the songs on Green to Gold are culled from conversations with my friends and my partner. It’s less ambiguous about who’s speaking and who’s listening,” says Silberman resolutely.“Green to Gold is about this idea of gradual change,” he sums up. “People changing over time, struggling to accept change in those they love, and struggling to change themselves. And yet despite all our difficulty with this, nature somehow makes it look easy.”