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Bear - The Antlers

Bear

Hospice
indie alternative 2009 indie rock Heartbreaking


"Bear" is the first single from American indie-rock band The Antlers' studio album Hospice. The song was released as a digital download in April 2009 to promote the self-released version of Hospice, then released in the United Kingdom on 7" vinyl on November 16, 2009. The the B-side of the single is a remix of "Bear" by Antlers' Darby Cicci. The song evolved out of the 2008 track "Sylvia (An Introduction)", which was released on the New York Hospitals EP, partially bearing the same tune but with different lyrics. The whole piece has been described as a mesh of intriguing hooks. It starts with music box sounds and quiet lyrics that seem to be about being on a failing performance circuit then kicks up to a fast new wave garage sound A fast but somber mood describes the feeling out of place and alienated from within. Similar to Aztec Camera, early REM.


The Antlers are an indie rock band currently based in Brooklyn, New York, fronted by Peter Silberman. Initially, The Antlers was a solo project created by vocalist and guitarist Silberman immediately after he had moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 2007. Silberman wrote the first two albums, "Uprooted" and "In the Attic of the Universe" by himself and under his own name. Afterwards, he recruited Lerner and Cicci, becoming a collaborative group. The band recorded two EPs: "Cold War" and "New York Hospitals". Show more ...

Bear - The Antlers

There's a bear inside your stomach, a cub's been kicking from within.
He's loud, though with vocal cords, we'll put an end to him.
We'll make all the right appointments no one ever has to know,
And then tomorrow I'll turn twenty-one, we'll script another show.
We'll play charades up in the Chelsea, drink champagne, although you shouldn't be.
We'll be blind and dumb until we fall asleep.
None of our friends will come, they dodge our calls and they have for quite awhile now.
It's not a shock, you don't seem to mind, and I just can't see how.

We're too old.
We're not old at all.
Just too old
We're not old at all.

There's a bear inside your stomach, a cub's been kicking you for weeks
And if this isn't all a dream, well than we'll cut him from beneath.
Well we're not scared of making caves, or finding food for him to eat.
We're terrified of one another, terrified of what that means.
But we'll make only quick decisions, and you'll just keep in the waiting room,
And all the while I'll know were fucked, and not getting un-fucked soon.
When we get home we're bigger strangers than we've ever been before.
You sit in front of snowy television, suitcase on the floor.

We're too old.
We're not old at all.
Just too old
We're not old at all.



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