In the Attic of the Universe

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In the Attic of the Universe
The Antlers - In The Attic of The Universe.jpg
Studio album by The Antlers
Released November 6, 2007
Genre Indie rock
Length 26:42
Label Fall Records
The Antlers chronology
In the Attic of the Universe
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars[2]

In the Attic of the Universe is the second release by American indie rock group The Antlers, when the Antlers name was still a solo project of vocalist and guitarist Peter Silberman. It was recorded by Silberman alone between September 2006 and March 2007, and released by Fall Records on November 6, 2007, being the first Antlers album to be released with the help of a record label.

When commenting on the album, Silberman noted that the album was recorded at a low point in his life, when he was able to find comfort in his fascination with the universe. This fascination led to the album's recurring theme of the universe and its vastness.[3] Silberman also noted that the album carries a theme of "religious misdirection", inspired by his own tendency to find the wrong solutions to his problems in life.[3]

As with the full band debut album (and follow-up recording to In the Attic of the Universe), Hospice (where there is a recurring chord progression) there is a recurring riff that occurs in "Look!" and "The Universe is Going to Catch You".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Peter Silberman.

No. Title Length
1. "In the Attic" 5:02
2. "Look!" 1:47
3. "On the Roof" 3:46
4. "Shh!" 3:16
5. "The Universe is Going to Catch You" 3:54
6. "The Carrying Arms" 1:48
7. "In the Snow" 2:31
8. "Stairs to the Attic" 4:38
Total length: 26:42


  1. ^ Mason, Stewart. "Allmusic review". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ gaz. "In The Attic of the Universe". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Kucic-Riker, Jan (30 November 2009). "Ca Va Cool interview with Peter Silberman". Ca Va Cool. Retrieved 3 December 2009.