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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 and various solo projects. It was inevitable that the potential end of the Walkmen elicited, for many, memories of a bygone era of New York and its rock music,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / February 3, 2014

Watch Dan Rossen, Robin Pecknold, Hamilton Leithauser, And Victoria Legrand Cover Gene Clark In Brooklyn

The four-date indie rock all-star tour in tribute to Gene Clark's 1974 album No Other made its final stop last night in at Brooklyn's Music Hall Of Williamsburg. As advertised, Grizzly Bear's Daniel Rossen, Fleet Foxes' Robin Pecknold (still closely shorn!), the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, Beach House's Victoria Legrand, and Fairport Convention's Iain Matthew… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 26, 2014

The Walkmen To “Reunite” For NBA All-Star Weekend Concert

Well, that didn't take long. The Walkmen, who announced an "extreme hiatus" and played a goodbye show in Philadelphia last month, will headline a concert at New Orleans' One Eyed Jacks on 2/15. San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner and his brother Luke's non-profit Rock On Foundation is throwing the Alt-Star Party, which will… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / January 7, 2014

Watch Video From The Walkmen’s Last Pre-Hiatus Show In Philly Last Night

The Walkmen announced their "extreme hiatus" on Black Friday -- though, as the extensive Walkmen profile we published today explains, that break was a long time coming -- which made last night's show in Philadelphia at Union Transfer their swan song, at least for now. The setlist was short, sweet, and career-spanning, with… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2013

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 that Johnny Marr's set went absurdly long, and that nobody forced Kurt Vile to shorten his in order to get things back on schedule. On subsequent days, photographers and other… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 5, 2013

Members Of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Walkmen, Beach House To Cover Gene Clark On Tour

No Other, the 1974 solo album from the former Byrds member, is one of those cult-favorite albums that you're probably never heard of unless you're part of its cult. The densely orchestrated album pushed the studio excesses of early-'70s Cali folk rock to its natural conclusion, and all that ornamentation served to highlight Clark's voice. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2013

The Walkmen Announce “Extreme Hiatus”

The Walkmen's upcoming concerts in D.C. (tomorrow) and Philly (Wednesday) will be the band's last for a long time. In an interview with The Washington Post, bassist/organist Peter Bauer says the group has no plans to continue as the Walkmen and will be going on a "pretty extreme hiatus." However, they are not officially… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 29, 2013

Walkmen Frontman Hamilton Leithauser Preps Solo LP

Hamilton Leithauser, frontman of the Walkmen, has one of the greatest singing voices in all of indie rock, a suave but ragged croon that he can inflate into an anthemic wail whenever he gets ahold of a big chorus. The Walkmen make great use of that voice, but Leithauser seems to be wondering what else… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 21, 2013

Dessners’ Grateful Dead Tribute To Feature Members Of Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, The Walkmen, Kurt Vile & The Violators

Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National are about to record a Grateful Dead tribute album. The band will also include Scott and Bryan Devendorf. The name of the album will be Dead Hot, a nod to Red Hot, an AIDS charity organization that started curating comps in the '90s. As Relix reports, the… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2013

The Walkmen, Phosphorescent, Friend Roulette, Abadabad @ McCarren Park, Brooklyn 6/15/13

At a blacktop lot in McCarren Park on Saturday, a concert plugged along and the conversation turned to befuddlement: “Is this really a free show?” What amounted to the headlining sets of the fifth annual Northside Festival was a well-executed affair. The lines moved swiftly (besides the one for free ice cream sandwiches) and the… More »

By: Colin St. John / June 17, 2013

The 10 Best Walkmen Songs

All due respect to Sonic Youth, perhaps the Walkmen should adopt the washing machine as their emblem. And not just any brand: a Maytag model. The Washington, D.C. / New York City / Philadelphia quintet has been churning out a steady stream of superlative rock and roll for more than 10 years now, releasing six… More »

By: Colin St. John / January 10, 2013

Occupy Sandy Benefit Ft. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, The Walkmen, Cass McCombs, Dirty Projectors @ St. Ann & The Holy Trinity, Brooklyn 11/17/12

On Saturday 11/17, some of indie rock's most prominent names got together to stage a benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Real Estate, Vampire Weekend, Devendra Banhart, the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, Walter Martin, and Peter Bauer, Cass McCombs, and Dirty Projectors' David Longstreth, Amber Coffman, and Haley Dekle performed on Saturday afternoon at St. A… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 19, 2012

The Walkmen – “Dance With Your Partner” & “Vermeer ’65”

A few months ago, the Walkmen released their absolutely excellent new album Heaven, a blissful LP about the pleasures of easing into middle age. And now the band is letting us hear a few of the songs from the Heaven sessions that didn't make the album -- though god knows they could've. "Dance With… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 2, 2012

Watch The Walkmen On Conan

Last night on Conan, the Walkmen served as musical guests, playing "Love Is Luck," one of the many highlights from their excellent early-summer album Heaven. And as an online bonus, they also trotted out another Heaven song, "We Can't Be Beat." They sounded great, but that's not much of a surprise; sounding great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 14, 2012

Watch The Walkmen On Letterman

I can't think of any good reasons why the Walkmen aren't on TV every week, but when they do show up, I'll take it. Last night, they were on the Late Show With David Letterman, getting all elegantly wry on their great single "Heartbreaker." And, surprise surprise, they were great. Let's see if theseMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012

Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012: Jack White, The Walkmen, Dum Dum Girls, & More

For Saturday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Sunday's recap below... In contrast to Saturday's torrential downpours, emergency weather evacuation, and general air of hecticness, Sunday floated by, with cooler temperatures and even occasional breeziness, to ease out of three long festival days. 1:30 p.m. @ TheMore »

By: Liz Pelly / August 6, 2012

The Walkmen – “Heartbreaker” Video

Just yesterday, the Walkmen gave us their video for "The Love You Love," a song from their excellent Heaven album, and they're already back with another one today. This one's for "Heartbreaker," and it has Alex Southam directing Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser as he struts around a scratchy black-and-white New York… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012

The Walkmen – “Blue Turns To Grey” (Rolling Stones Cover)

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Rolling Stones show ever -- 7/12/1962 -- BBC 6Music is running a series of programs during July to commemorate the occasion. They're having some of the station's favorite bands take on classic Rolling Stones tracks, so, without much further ado, here's the Walkmen's faithful cover… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 10, 2012

The Walkmen – “The Love You Love” Video

The Walkmen's new video for Heaven standout "The Love You Love" is a black-and-white clip that exhibits a vintage science video feel. In it, a weird kid patrols an empty, cavernous house filled with floating Beckoning Cat figurines. Best Video Of The Week alum Sean Pecknold directs. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 9, 2012