“An audiobook for the podcast generation” – Entertainment Weekly
Spatial Relations (Nicholas Principe of Port St. Willow and Peter Silberman of The Antlers) are excited to share the first single from their debut album Talking to Strangers: The Companion Album. After providing Malcolm Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries with hours of ambient atmospheres, motifs, and full-band performances to score his #1 New York Times audiobook bestseller, Principe and Silberman distilled and developed the most compelling ideas into Talking to Strangers: The Companion Album. The album will be released September 25 via Principe’s record label People Teeth.”Default to Truth” is available now at all DSPs.
Nicholas Principe is the primary creative force behind the ambient pop and drone project Port St. Willow, started in 2009. Across a handful of albums, he’s melded textural atmospheric sounds with soft, slowcore song structures and falsetto vocals, drawing outspoken praise from many media outlets as well as a public nod of recommendation from Brian Eno.
Peter Silberman is the frontman, singer, and principle songwriter of The Antlers, a band he founded in 2006 and with whom he has released several albums. NPR’s Robin Hilton called The Antlers’ 2009 release Hospice “one of the most beautiful and moving works I’ve heard in a long, long time. Just astonishing.” Silberman’s debut solo album, Impermanence, was released in 2017.
Principe and Silberman’s partnership has evolved from decades of improvised instrumental recordings into a vehicle for scoring, composition, and theme-writing. Since formally establishing Spatial Relations in 2018, besides Talking To Strangers, the duo have also created themes for Slate’s “Slow Burn” podcast and Luminary’s “Fiasco” podcast.
TALKING TO STRANGERS: THE COMPANION ALBUM
RELEASE DATE: SEPTEMBER 25