The Antlers Return With “Wheels Roll Home”

The Antlers return with “Wheels Roll Home”
The Antlers “Wheels Roll Home”

The Antlers have returned with their new single “Wheels Roll Home.” The track, is the first, since the 2014 release of their fifth album Familiars. “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. Available now via ANTI- (Cass McCombs, Deafheaven). Last year the band celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough record, 2009’s Hospice, with a vinyl-only reissue and a sold-out acoustic tour, playing the album in full.

““Wheels Roll Home” is a simple song about the hopeful promise of reunion after a long time gone,” lead singer and songwriter Peter Silberman explains. “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.”

Silberman followed the release of Familiars with a solo album in 2017 called Impermanence, recorded after beginning to recover from a hearing impairment. “His multi-octave voice is as intense as Jeff Buckley’s or Anohni’s, but it’s vulnerable without being precious or cloying,” said The Guardian. “No wasted space, no wasted breath or tone. Just a six-song pilgrimage through human fragility,” added Under The Radar.

In addition to his work with The Antlers, Silberman has also been writing music under the moniker Spatial Relations – a new duo he formed with longtime friend and collaborator Nicholas Principe. Spatial Relations has provided theme music for Slate’s “Slow Burn” podcast and Luminary’s “Fiasco” podcast. They also scored Malcolm Gladwell’s recent best-selling audiobook Talking To Strangers,