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The Walkmen @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 6/6/12

"This feels like a hometown show." Only two of five Walkmen call Brooklyn home, but it was "nice to be back at our old stomping grounds" for the band last night. In return, Bowery hosted a sold-out celebration for new millennial indie's most admirably reliant band and their outstanding new record Heaven -- no… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 7, 2012

Watch The Walkmen On Fallon

Last night, the Walkmen, fresh off of releasing one of the year's best albums, came through Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. On the show, they performed "Heaven," that album's title track. And as an online bonus, they also did the deep cut "The Love You Love." And beyond the obvious greatness of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2012

The Walkmen – “Heaven” Video

The Walkmen's masterful new album Heaven is finally out, and the brand-new video for the title track uses photo collages and archival footage to show the band's evolution over the years. It turns out they weren't always quite as suave as they are now. In the video, we see old photos of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2012

Sasquatch! 2012 In Photos

Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and dozens more. Stereogum contributor Alex Crick was on hand to behold and snap some great shots. Check out his gallery up top. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 29, 2012

Stream The Walkmen Heaven

Heaven is the elegant, understated, utterly gorgeous new album from the Walkmen, and it may well be their best. I got a promo of the thing a few weeks ago, and it's been on constant rotation ever since. And now the rest of the world gets to hear it, too. Heaven is streaming i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 21, 2012

Premature Evaluation: The Walkmen Heaven

If the Walkmen were a basketball player, they'd be Tyson Chandler: Charming, erudite, handsome, and smooth, but not flashy or self-aggrandizing. Like Chandler, they bring a fundamental intensity to just about everything they do. Chandler has his muscular low-post moves, and the Walkmen have drummer Matt Barrick, who never overwhelms the songs he plays o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 18, 2012

The Walkmen – “The House You Made”

The Walkmen will release "Heaven," the title track of their new record, as a 7'', and today the B-side to that release hit the 'net. It's called "The House You Made," and it's a gently rising, impressive ballad. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 15, 2012

The Walkmen – “We Can’t Be Beat”

The latest song to emerge from the Walkmen's upcoming Heaven is the downtempo, penultimate "We Can't Be Beat," a track that puts Hamilton Leithauser up front (and Fleet Fox Robin Pecknold on backing vox) with minimal accompanying instrumentation. Leithauser then leads the song into a rousing, joyous jangle of a climax. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / May 8, 2012

Crossing Brooklyn Ferry @ BAM, Brooklyn 5/3/12

The National-curated Crossing Brooklyn Ferry kicked off its weekend-long fest last night and Thursday's slate featured performances from the likes of the Walkmen, Sharon Van Etten, Twin Shadow, Zs, Jherek Bischoff with David Byrne and more. Stereogum contributor Jessica Amaya was in full effect to document last night's affair. Check out her photo… More »

By: Stereogum / May 4, 2012

The Walkmen – “Southern Heart”

In the fall last year, the Walkmen started playing a new song called "Southern Heart," and now the studio version of the track has surfaced online. To recap, we've already heard title track "Heaven" and "Heartbreaker" from the Walkmen's new one. Head to 27:25 below to hear "Southern Heart."… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 2, 2012

The Walkmen – “Heartbreaker”

A couple of days ago, we posted "Heaven," the driving but lovely first single and title track from the new Walkmen album. And now there's another track from the album floating out there in the ether: "Heartbreaker," another excellent track done with the sort of old-school panache that nobody manages quite like the Walkmen. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 18, 2012

The Walkmen – “Heaven”

In February, our T. Cole Rachel spoke with the Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser about their forthcoming, Phil Ek-produced record, which later got a name and a more official announcement. Behold: STEREOGUM: I’m always fascinated by the role the producer plays with bands, how involved it is sometimes and how not involved it is sometimes. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 16, 2012

Watch The Walkmen Play New Song “Heaven”

Last week, the Walkmen announced the details of their new album Heaven, which I'm pretty much frothing at the mouth to hear right now. The band recently appeared on the show "+1," which intersperses interviews with live footage, and it gives us a chance to hear them play the new album's title track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 2, 2012

The Walkmen Heaven Details

Earlier this month, great New York indie wailers the Walkmen posted a goofy medley of U2 covers, which they'd apparently recorded in a delirious burst of energy to celebrate the fact that they were done recording their new album. Then, literally minutes after we were done putting together our Most Anticipated Albums list,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 29, 2012

Watch The Bridge Session, National Members Playing With Bob Weir

On Saturday night, Bob Weir, the Grateful Dead legend, played a show at his own TRI Studios in San Rafael, California. At the show, he was backed by a one-off band called the Bridge Session. As Rolling Stone reports, that group included the National's Aaron Dessner and Bryan and Scott Devondorf, as well a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2012

The Walkmen Cover U2

The Walkmen have just finished recording the follow up to their awesome, awesome 2010 album Lisbon, which is obviously great news. And to blow off steam after the recording sessions, they got together with producer Phil Ek to cover a medley of classic U2 jams: "Pride (In The Name Of Love)," "With Or Without You,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 8, 2012

Progress Report: The Walkmen

Name: The Walkmen Progress Report: Band gets to work with Phil Ek on forthcoming studio album. Aside from taking a victory lap around North America to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me Is Gone, members of The Walkmen have been holed up in a studio with… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / February 7, 2012

Win T-Shirts From Insound’s Delicious Design League Project

Recently, Insound announced its Delicious Design League Project where they commissioned the Chicago design firm Delicious Design League to create their own band t-shirts for Best Coast, the Walkmen, the Antlers, Smith Westerns and Washed Out. And now, we're giving one of each away. To enter, you need be a fan of StereogumMore »

By: Corban Goble / December 7, 2011

Five Indie Types Who Would Do Well On X Factor… And Five Who Wouldn’t

Tonight, as anyone who's been near a TV in the past month already knows, the much-hyped Fox singing-competition show The X Factor makes its debut. The Americanized version of the hit British show might be new to us, but then again, it's not really new to us. Simon Cowell is the man responsible for putting… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 21, 2011

Watch The Walkmen Play New Song “Your Southern Heart” In Santa Barbara

Here's a live clip of a new song from the Walkmen that the video's poster is calling "Your Southern Heart," a song that finds Hamilton Leithauser taking the lead on this slow, spare vintage rock track. The footage was shot at the Santa Barbara Bowl on 9/13, where the band joined Fleet Foxes; a night… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 20, 2011