Is there anyone left in Brooklyn who isn't in an indie rock band? Add the Antlers to the long list of burrough bands, but also to the much shorter list of good bands that call that launch pad home.
The trio pairs patient sonic landscaping (similar to No Age's ethereal instrumentals) with anguish-soaked anthemic indie rock in the Arcade Fire/Wolf Parade ballpark. Hospice isn't uplifting or hopeful; it explores themes of dejection through delicate, beautiful sounds. Standout track Two sounds uncannily like Miracle Fortress covering Harnessed In Slums by Archers of Loaf.
Top track: Two