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The 50 Best Songs of 2009

As part of PopMatters’ 20th anniversary, we are revisiting classic features. Travel back in time a decade ago to 2009, when indie rock was in its full ascendency,and hear the songs that soundtracked the era.

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At the Core: An Interview with The Antlers

The Antlers' multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci and singer/lyricist Peter Silberman speak with us about the process of creation, keeping your emotions genuine, and why their music is good for cooking to.

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The Antlers: Familiars

Familiars is perhaps the Antlers’ most affirmative release, but it's also their most complex to date, filled with moments of profundity and reflection.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Music Releases for June 2014

June's release schedule isn't just about the summer jams of 2014. Catch early glimpses of the latest from Fucked Up, Parquet Courts, and the Antlers.

Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
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Late Fall 2012 New Music Playlist

Ready for another playlist with background notes for music by Cat Power, Stars, Deerhoof and more.

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All Tomorrow's Parties: I'll Be Your Mirror, Day Two

Although it was refreshing to attend a festival free of sensory overload, this big city offshoot of All Tomorrow’s Parties is still struggling to find its place.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry: 4 May 2012 - New York

BAM's excellent performance spaces, lighting, and acoustics worked wonderfully in enhancing some fine performances by a few Brooklyn-based pros.

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Crossing Brooklyn Ferry's Video Playlist

Brooklyn Academy of Music will host new music fest, May 3 - 5

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The Antlers: (together) EP

As a collection of outtakes and remixes from Burst Apart, this extended play works fine, assuring fans that the band probably made that album as best they could, and gives fans a few alternative scenarios to play around with.

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The Antlers: 11 June 2011 - Metro, Chicago

The Antlers are no deer in headlights during marksman performance.

Selena Fragassi
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Lifting the Black Cloud: An Interview with Peter Silberman of the Antlers

Following the release of one of the most acclaimed, emotional albums of 2009, the Antlers return with a sound that's ... "danceable"? Fortunately, Peter Silberman has all the answers ...

Corey Beasley
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The Antlers: Burst Apart

The Antlers follow-up their breakthrough album, 2009's Hospice, with a record that at once echoes their previous work and builds upon it in subtle, and entirely gratifying, ways.

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Another Great Taco- and Tune-Filled SXSW: A Long Weekend Photo Essay

Another great South By weekend. Thanks for the tacos, the drinks and the music... delicious.

Michael Ritchie
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Ra Ra Riot + The Antlers: 5 February 2010 - Brooklyn, NY

I am not sure if I feft lukewarm about Ra Ra Riot’s performance because the pop they generate is so commonplace these days or because I was flat out blown away by The Antlers.

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The Antlers: 22.Feb.2010 - Washington D.C.

The 930 Club's size represented a bigger challenge, one front man Peter Silberman and band met but didn’t exactly tear up.

Zach Schwartz
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The Antlers: 16.Feb.10 - Toronto

Not even customs delays prevent The Antlers from another sonorous and sentimental performance. / Words and Pictures by Dave MacIntyre.

Dave MacIntyre

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