Brandon spoke with lead Antler Peter Silberman about his graphic design day job and whether or not he’d worked around the sick. The answer was no, but he’d had relationships that included “staggeringly uneven amounts of taking care of another person,” experience that shows up strong in his music. Like their clip for “Two,” this video for Hospice stunner “Bear” follows the themes of the record. A woman with a load too heavy to carry, a black ball/tumor that drips tar, a despondent-looking Silberman trying to help: all further the dual tracks of guilt and illness-as-metaphor-as-illness that made his relationships a drag and Hospice a winner.
Hospice is out via Frenchkiss.