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Drum Fill Friday, From The Antlers' Michael Lerner

Michael Lerner of The Antlers, performing live.

Michael Lerner of The Antlers, performing live. Andy Sheppard /Redferns hide caption

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This week's puzzler comes courtesy Michael Lerner, drummer for the band The Antlers. Lerner is on the short list of current favorite drummers. His work is always melodic, never too busy or indulgent. But he also never settles for the straight up four on the floor. I found the fills he selected for this week's puzzler to be... challenging. But see what you think.

The Antlers' upcoming album, Familiars, is due out June 17. You can hear the opening cut to the album on this week's All Songs Considered.

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