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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »