Friday, August 14, 2009

The Antlers in concert for NPR Music

I just recently started listening to the LP Hospice by The Antlers. It's one of those rare LPs in indy rock that falls into a special group. Records that consist of aural strata, layers of sound, that require multiple listens to digest. These type of records age over time like leather, growing with you, but always there to depend on. Records that you can't help but listen to from start to finish, in the original order. Records that must remain complete albums. I strongly feel that this is one of those epic indy rock records that will require a set aside amount of time each year to appreciate it's timelessness. To prove just how great this record is, here is a 20 minute set by The Antlers on NPR.

Since i'm on the topic of timeless indy records, full of depth, here is a list of just a few, in order of my discovering them... This could possibly be the start of a list of my all time favorite indy rock epics, but only just a start. Which would you add?

  • Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica
  • Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights
  • The Dears No Cities Left
  • The Frames Burn the Maps
  • Guillemots Through the Windowpane
  • The National Boxer

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