The Antlers is an American indie rock band based in Brooklyn, New York. The band’s lyrics are written and sung by Peter Silberman. Their music is composed and performed by Silberman, Darby Cicci (trumpet, upright/electric bass, keyboards, synths, vocals) and Michael Lerner (drums). The instrumentation consists of vocals, electric guitar, keyboards/synths, drums and an array of other instruments including piano, horns, strings, and electronic elements. Silberman has said that the band's name is taken from The Microphones' song, "Antlers".
Initially, The Antlers was a solo project created by vocalist and guitarist Peter Silberman immediately after he had moved to Brooklyn, New York City. Silberman’s first album, Uprooted, contained nine songs which he wrote and recorded himself. It was self-released in 2006. The follow-up album In the Attic of the Universe was also written and recorded by Silberman. It was released in November 2007 on Fall Records.