Evolving from Peter Silberman's bedroom recordings to a fully realized band, for Brooklyn-based The Antlers, what started out as a solo lo-fi folk project progressed quickly into a colossal-sounding chamber pop group. After self-recording a handful of albums in a kamikaze fashion -- Silberman set forth to record his opus, Hospice, in July of 2007. Recorded over the course of almost two years, Hospice started out as another solo project before Silberman started incorporating other musicians, including drummer Michael Lerner and multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, who eventually ended up as permanent members of the Antlers.
The Antlers Hospice reissue marked a decade since the band first released the album that Robin Hilton at NPR called "one of the most beautiful and moving works I've heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing."