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26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late '90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for…
Ryan Leas | November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

The Anniversary

Bows + Arrows Turns 10

Back in December, I wrote a profile about the Walkmen that doubled as a maybe-eulogy for the band as they embarked on an indefinite hiatus…
Ryan Leas | February 3, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Cover Story

Slow Burn, Slow Fade: Inside The Walkmen’s Final Days

Somewhere along the line, something went wrong. Things fell out of place, or failed to fall into place to begin with. The general assumption is…
Ryan Leas | December 5, 2013 - 10:31 am

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Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “If Only It Were True” (The Walkmen Cover)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam recently released their excellent new album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. Continuing the promo run for the album,…
Collin Robinson | November 3, 2016 - 12:32 pm

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times” Video

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are gearing up to release their debut collaborative LP, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, next month. We've…
James Rettig | August 10, 2016 - 10:27 am

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “In A Black Out”

The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser first worked with erstwhile Vampire Weekend producer Rostam Batmanglij on his 2014 solo effort Black Hours, and last month, the…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2016 - 12:20 am

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times”

Last month Rostam Batmanglij performed his first solo concert since leaving Vampire Weekend, opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn's Northside Festival. Throughout the set he…
Pranav Trewn | July 22, 2016 - 12:06 am

The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am

Walter Martin – “Amsterdam”

Last month, the Walkmen's Walter Martin announced his first solo album since the band's breakup (that wasn't made up of children's songs) with "Jobs I
James Rettig | December 11, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Walter Martin – “Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous”

When the Walkmen announced their hiatus in 2013, Walter Martin told us that he planned to release an album of music for children. It wasn't…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2015 - 10:59 am

Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon – “How And Why”

Sometime later this month, Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon, two former members of the Walkmen, will release Dear God, a vinyl-only album that they're only…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 9:54 am

Watch The Walkmen’s Peter Matthew Bauer Cover St. Vincent’s “Prince Johnny” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Prince Johnny" is one of the best songs off St. Vincent's self-titled release from last year. It's a slow ballad with a striking chorus, ridden…
Grace Birnstengel | August 4, 2015 - 1:23 pm

Hamilton Leithauser – “To Susan On The West Coast Waiting” (Donovan Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Legendary folk musician Donovan will have a tribute compilation out this fall, titled Gazing With Tranquility, through non-profit label Rock The Cause Records. Album proceeds…
Lisa Brown | August 3, 2015 - 9:44 am

Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon (Of The Walkmen) – “Proud Irene”

The Walkmen officially announced their hiatus toward the end of 2013, and we published an extensive cover story about the band's final days. Frontman Hamilton…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 10, 2015 - 4:09 pm

Peter Matthew Bauer – “Hold On To Someone (Quiet Version)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Last summer, Peter Matthew Bauer joined the first wave of Walkmen solo releases with his strong debut Liberation! He spent much of the following 12…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2015 - 9:59 am

Watch Hamilton Leithauser Cover Will Oldham’s “Trudy Dies”

Hamilton Leithauser -- Walkmen singer and solo artist in his own right -- sat down with Toronto radio station Indie88 last month for a Collective…
James Rettig | March 24, 2015 - 6:05 pm

Watch The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon Play 3 New Songs In NYC

Hamilton Leithauser played a solo show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York last night and dedicated his setlist to mostly new songs. For three…
James Rettig | January 31, 2015 - 11:49 pm

Hamilton Leithauser – “Room For Forgiveness”

The former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser released his debonair, lived-in solo debut Black Hours earlier this year, and it was really, really good. This morning,…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2014 - 9:42 am
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