By: Gemma Mastroianni
The Antlers have released their first new single in six years today, "Wheels Roll Home."
This is a song about looking forward to reuniting with someone after being apart for so long, which is so incredibly fitting for these times we find ourselves in.
“It’s that feeling of finding home in someone, eager and impatient to build a life together. It’s the experience of waiting out tumultuous times, longing for stability someday," singer Peter Silberman explained.
This was recorded over the course of two years and completed around the beginning of quarantine. It was tracked in both a home garage studio, along with a nearby studio to utilize their grand piano.
Michale and Peter tracked drums in-person pre-pandemic, and their guest Jon Natchez recorded his bass clarinet parts remotely.
Not only is this the perfect track for these distant times we are living in, but also a beautiful soundtrack for these moody Fall days and nights. This could not have dropped at a better time! The last release we have heard from The Antlers was Familiars in 2014. In the meantime, Silberman has released a solo album titled Impermanence and has also been writing music under the name Spatial Relations, his new duo project.
“Wheels Roll Home” was written by Peter Silberman and drummer Michael Lerner, and produced by Silberman. It was mixed by Nicholas Principe at People Teeth in Kingston, NY. The single art was designed by Zan Goodman.
See my previous interview with Peter regarding the 10th anniversary of Hospice here.