To follow up their two critically acclaimed albums, Hospice and Burst Apart, Sylvia Plath's biggest fansThe Antlers decided to release a group of songs dedicated to water and the way we interact with it. And yes, that's actually the thought process behind the band's new EP Undersea, and the subject of today's Reviews On Music.
The opener and standout track "Drift Drive" sets the tone for the whole record and pretty definitively tells the listener what to expect from the rest of the EP.
The Brooklyn trio is more ambient and atmospheric here than usual, and that's certainly not a bad thing. This EP more or less sounds like a soundtrack for floating underwater. And while all the songs are very good and will likely get stuck in your head for a few weeks, people looking for the upbeatness of "Two" or even "French Exit" will be disappointed.
Listen below to some of the other tracks on the EP.