The Walkmen Ready For You & Me

New Walkmen album on the way, everybody. We got our last listen of new stuff from Ham & Co. a year ago with the one off “Lemon Hill,” but don’t look to that tipsy instrumental as a sign of what they have in store for You & Me (remember they said it wasn’t “exactly in line with the other stuff we are doing now”). Instead, the press release sets our expectations with references to Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Randy Newman, the Modern Lovers, and their beloved Pogues. The band invited John Agnello (The Hold Steady’s Boys & Girls… and Stay Positive) and Chris Zane to engineer, and recorded it in two studios: Sweet Tea in Oxford, MS (of Bows + Arrows fame) and NYC’s Gigantic. No sounds to sample just yet, but here’s a tracklist so you can begin imagining:

01 “Dónde está la Playa”
02 “Flamingos (for Colbert)”
03 “On the Water “
04 “In the New Year “
05 “Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch)”
06 “Postcards from Tiny Islands”
07 “Red Moon”
08 “Canadian Girl”
09 “Four Provinces”
10 “Long Time Ahead of Us”
11 “The Blue Route”
12 “New Country”
13 “I Lost You”
14 “If Only It Were True”

You & Me is out this fall on Gigantic. We imagine a couple of those songs will creep their way into this August tour:

08/18 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/19 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
08/22 Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
08/27 Portland @ Doug Fir
08/28 Vancouver, Canada @ Richards on Richard (w/ Man Man)
08/29 Victoria (Rifflandia Festival)
08/30 Seattle, WA (Bumbershoot Festival)

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