Antlers, The: Hospice (Coloured Vinyl 2xLP)
The Antlers immense and wildly popular debut album, Hospice, finally receives a proper widespread release through French Kiss. The album is a skyscraping blend of the ambient, passionate and anthemic. It sits somewhere between Antony Hegarty vocally, Bon Iver in the quiet moments and a schizophrenic Radiohead.
Hospice resonates on debilitating sonic and lyrical levels, from the hypnotic harp and tension-ratcheting build of 'Two' to the sing-or-sink choruses of 'Bear' and the speaker-rattling peaks of 'Sylvia'. however it's 'Kettering' that is the real show stopper as it's drenched in atmosphere and sorrow - one of the most beautiful and moving tracks in years.
2019 reissue on white vinyl.