Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Hospice, the third album by Brooklyn band The Antlers, was released in the summer of 2009 to much critical acclaim, maybe not so much for the music, as the story, the words, the feeling in every song. Hospice is a concept album, one that tells the story of a man who works at a cancer ward, where he meets a depressed bone cancer patient that he begins to look after. He falls in love with her, but he has to watch her die with him right by her side the whole way. While that may sound like a horribly depressing idea to listen to eleven songs about, the haunting simplicity of the soft melodies may overcome you until to point where you can no longer resist enjoying this album.