The Antlers Announce New Album ‘Familiars’, Share “Palace” Music Video

The Antlers Familiars

The Antlers are back. It feels like it’s been ages since we last heard from the Brooklyn indie rock band–2012’s [together] and Undersea EPs and 2011’s Burst Apart LP are already wearing from continual spins–but a new album is finally ready to drop. On June 17, The Antlers’ fourth album, Familiars, will be out via Anti- (or June 16 via Transgressive in the UK).

The “Palace” music video is the first to come from the new album. Directed by Hana Tajima, it features a series of close-up shots of apartment walls, gushing water, and interior decorations. The shots feel pretty personal overall despite a general detachment that holds the whole video together. The Antlers haven’t abandoned their old sound: these lyrics (posted on their Tumblr) cover their usual content, talking about memories, childhood, death, and isolation.

Musically, “Palace” is contemplative and similar to a merge between their past two releases, maintaining that underwater sound while getting a “Putting the Dog to Sleep” vibe. Horns take the place of weepy Sharon Van Etten vocals from the Hospice-era, too. Our ears have heard less than six minutes-worth of new material, but it’s safe to say you’ll want to go ahead and pre-order the new LP.

Watch the music video below:

Familiars tracklist:
01 Palace
02 Doppelgänger
03 Hotel
04 Intruders
05 Director
06 Revisited
07 Parade
08 Surrender
09 Refuge

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