Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Antlers - "Palace"

"Bears" from their 2009 album Hospice breaks my heart every time I hear it (but in a good way - the record was one of my tops of that year). "Palace" is like the antidote to that song. Each time I've listened to it my heart swells and I feel buoyant with hope as the horns support the stanza: Then when heaven has a line around the corner, we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now and carve a palace from within. And then guitar line mirrors the horn line and I get all the feels in the world as the song crescendos over its final minutes. Can't wait to hear the rest of Familiars in June.

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