Album Stream – The Antlers : Familiars

The Antlers’ highly-anticipated fifth studio album Familiars is now streaming exclusively on NPR Music. NPR calls the record “sure-handed and ambitious” and praises “its emotional openness, its rich sound, its mix of subtlety and grandiosity, its funereal beauty.” Stream the album here. Familiars is out tomorrow, June 17 on Anti- Records.  Last time we caught up with the Antlers

Q + A: The Antlers

Q + A with The Antlers by Hayalsu Altinordu This week, Discosalt caught up with Darby Cicci; the keyboard, trumpet, banjo contingent of Brooklyn band – The Antlers, to discuss life on tour, duck sex, zombie heads and their most recent album Burst Apart. DISCOSALT: What have you been up to today? DARBY CICCI: I sat […]

The Dig, The Antlers, The Editors @ Terminal 5, NY

April 22, 2012 – The Dig, The Antlers, The Editors @ Terminal 5, NY Warming up Terminal 5’s crowd on Friday night, unsigned Brooklyn band The Dig took stage, playing an incredibly tight five song set, showboating the bands potential to easily join 2010’s crop of breakout bands. Playing no frills power indie rock, the […]

IN THE HOPPER: NEW MUSIC FROM CRYSTAL STILTS, CAVEMAN, BEST COAST, THE ANTLERS + MORE

The discosalt Music Player is loaded up with new music this week from CAVEMAN, CRYSTAL STILTS, THE NEW DIVISION, SIGUR ROS, LOS CAMPESINOS, METRONOMY, HIGH POP, HOORAY FOR EARTH, STEEL PHANTOMS, POMEGRANATES, TENNIS SYSTEM, SLEEPING IN THE AVIARY, LITTLE GOLD, THE MORNING CLOUDS, BEST COAST, CAGED ANIMALS, ALPINE WHITE, THE ASTEROID SHOP, HOLIDAY SHORES, ORANGE […]

Q + A: THE ANTLERS

This week, Discosalt caught up with Darby Cicci; the keyboard, trumpet, banjo contingent of Brooklyn band – The Antlers,  to discuss life on tour, duck sex, zombie heads and their most recent album Burst Apart. DISCOSALT: What have you been up to today? DC: I sat in the van for 3 hours on the way from Manchester […]

THE ANTLERS: BURST APART

[rating: 4.5] The Antlers: Burst Apart Label: Fake Four Inc. Release date: April 26, 2011 One of the biggest mistakes a band can make is trying to replicate a truly monumental album. For The Antlers, Hospice represents their mecca: a singular narrative made up of equal parts beauty and emotional wreckage encapsulated flawlessly in its own unique […]

FREE SUMMER SHOWS: YEASAYER, THE XX, YACHT, SONIC YOUTH, BOY CRISIS, NEON INDIAN, THE ANTLERS, DEERHUNTER AND MORE…

There is an amazing lineup of free shows coming to New York City this summer. The Jellynyc pool parties are back on the Billyburg waterfront with 8 shows (not all of which have leaked yet), along side a ton of other free shows happening all over Brooklyn, Manhattan and Governors Island. So mark the calendar […]

THE DIG, THE ANTLERS, EDITORS: LIVE AT TERMINAL 5

Warming up Terminal 5’s crowd on Friday night, unsigned Brooklyn band The Dig took stage, playing an incredibly tight five song set, showboating the bands potential to easily join 2010’s crop of breakout bands. Playing no frills power indie rock, the band solidified why they have been gaining recognition as one of the best young […]

THE ANTLERS: THE BEAR

Discosalt Video of the Week 2/21/10: Official music video for The Antlers song “Bear” from their album Hospice on Frenchkiss Records, directed by Evan Owen Dennis. Last night I had the good fortune to catch The Antlers perform at Terminal 5. Their live show, like their album, is a testament to the bands creative ability […]

THE ANTLERS: HOSPICE

Recently, Ive been really getting into Brooklyn band The Antlers. The new album Hospice tells the story of a man who is slowly losing the love of his life to bone cancer as he watches over her in the hospital ward. Sound heartbreaking?, well it is. but the album is more about overcoming things than […]

top 10 albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011.   Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s […]

Best Albums of 2011

Now that it’s 2012, here is a look back at the past year in music. We’ve rounded up the usual suspects, sat back, reflected and squared in with discosalt Magazine’s “top 10” best albums of 2011. Twenty-two tracks of flawlessly crafted synth drenched in intrepid, day-glo, art-pop scenery, without a wasted moment. Citing Billy Corgan’s twenty-eight-track, […]

FREE MP3: SHARON VAN ETTEN: LOVE MORE

If you missed Sharon Van Etten at Union Hall in May (review), you can still support the little lady by grabbing one of her songs “Love More” and spreading the word about her music to your friends. “Love More” is definitely one of my favorite tracks and it just crushes me.  When shes not performing […]

Sharon Van Etten @ Union Hall, NY

  May 2010 – Sharon Van Etten @ Union Hall , NY If you haven’t heard of Sharon Van Etten or seen her completely destroy a live performance, she might fall under that category of something “you never knew you always wanted.” But maybe you were one of the lucky ones to attend her show at […]

SHARON VAN ETTEN: LIVE AT UNION HALL

(photo credit: Ian Yamey) If you haven’t heard of Sharon Van Etten or seen her completely destroy a live performance, she might fall under that category of something “you never knew you always wanted.” But maybe you were one of the lucky ones to attend her show at Union Hall on Friday night like I […]

THE DIG: ELECTRIC TOYS

Just a little Dig tour/album news for you…. This Friday, The Dig hit the first ever Truck America Festival at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Then on Saturday, May 1, they start a string of dates with The Joy Formidable in NYC with a sold out show at Mercury Lounge. And then on […]

SXSW 2010: BANDS TO WATCH

With SXSW 2010 creeping up,  Discosalt has a preview of this years bands to watch. There are some amazing bands to check out, so clear the rest of your schedule for the afternoon and comb through our list: MINUS THE BEAR Recent Dangerbird Records signees, Minus The Bear, are set to release their new album, […]

THE DIG: ELECTRIC TOYS

Have you heard of The Dig? You may have by now because the crowd pleasing garage band has scored a spot on tour with Editors and The Antlers, playing Terminal 5 this Friday night.  Should be a really great show so check back with Discosalt for full concert photo coverage and review next week. Literally […]

THE DIG PERFORM SICK SAD MORNING @ MERCURY LOUNGE NYC

VVUSIC recently posted some exclusive and really well produced intimate concert footage of The Dig performing “Sick Sad Morning” at Mercury Lounge in New York for you to watch below. The no frills indie garage band will team up once more with Welsh rockers The Joy Formidable for a November tour.  This time Grouplove joins in […]

THE JOY FORMIDABLE + THE DIG: LIVE ON THE INTERNETS TODAY AT NOON

Today, Monday May 10th at noon EST, The Dig and The Joy Formidable perform together for a live online concert via Livestream, followed by a chat fueled by fan questions and the bands themselves talking about the tour. Watch the broadcast on Livestream below: You can also check out what Discosalt had to say about […]