The Antlers ‎– Hospice

Frenchkiss Records ‎– FKR 041-1
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Prologue
A2 Kettering
A3 Sylvia
A4 Atrophy
A5 Bear
A6 Thirteen
B1 Two
B2 Shiva
B3 Wake
B4 Epilogue

Companies, etc.



The LP comes with a code to access a digital version of the album from the Frenchkiss Records website and an insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 675640913418
  • Matrix / Runout: FKR-041-1 A Salt RE
  • Matrix / Runout: FKR-041-1 B Salt

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FKR041-2 The Antlers Hospice(CD, Album) Frenchkiss Records FKR041-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
FK041CD The Antlers Hospice(CD, Album, Promo) Frenchkiss Records, !K7 Records FK041CD Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none The Antlers Hospice(CDr, Album) Not On Label (The Antlers Self-released) none US 2009 Sell This Version
FKR100-1 The Antlers Hospice(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Whi) Frenchkiss Records, Transgressive Records FKR100-1 USA & Europe 2019 Sell This Version
FKR041-2 The Antlers Hospice(CD, Album, Dig) Frenchkiss Records FKR041-2 US 2009 Sell This Version


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March 8, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
I find it incredibly odd that so many people, over 5 years after this semi obscure record release have thought this album sounds bad. I've had this since the day it came out, and have never once thought it sounded bad. It almost feels like, especially considering all the recent reviews, it's some weird marketing ploy. Just so odd. Colored vinyl and vinyl that hasn't been remastered and from the same mix, will sound at best the same as the original pressing unless it was pressed at a better plant, which the new release hasn't been. I don't buy these reviews at all.


January 16, 2019
Prayers have been answered. Available on 2xLP white vinyl. Not seemingly limited at the moment, but better to pick it up now. Available here, on Bullmoose, and on Amazon.


December 27, 2018
10th anniversary pressing that's actually good is hopefully on the horizon.


November 2, 2018
Probably the worst sounding record I have in my entire collection. Which is unfortunate because it’s one of the best indie rock records of the ‘00s


August 15, 2018

The album has been lauded for its "power to emotionally destroy listeners". This is true. The sound on this absolutely horrendous pressing is so noisy and muddled that it could make anyone cry in frustration.

Such a shame that such a spectacular album received such a poor pressing.


February 16, 2018

I have this pressing and can say it sounds amazing. I have none of the problems being mentioned below. Pretty surprised it has been a bad expereince for so many folks, great music, great pressing!


October 19, 2017
Whoa, they weren't kidding. Terrible sound on the vinyl. Muddy, crackle, low volume. Yikes. Shame as the record is really quite lovely.


September 20, 2017
Another confirmation of a bad pressing. Horrible sound quality in a number of different ways.


August 19, 2017
I got a copy of this from VNYL and it's horribly off-center. The sound is distorted and crackly. I'm assuming the grooves have been affected because the sound clarity and volume vary with each rotation. The music is great, but this pressing is terrible.


July 3, 2017

First play was rough, same issues as everyone else here is saying. My gf suggested cleaning it, and that helped as dramatically as this album is. All
I did was wipe it with a microfiber cloth. I plan on cleaning it again after it finishes playing, and probably every other time I want to destroy my emotions going forward.