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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 the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

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, but… More »

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 »

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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…
Tom Breihan | August 22, 2012 - 9:01 am
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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…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm
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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'…
Liz Pelly | August 6, 2012 - 1:27 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | July 10, 2012 - 5:26 pm

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…
Corban Goble | July 10, 2012 - 12:13 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | July 9, 2012 - 11:58 am

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…
Amrit Singh | June 7, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 6, 2012 - 9:05 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 30, 2012 - 10:27 am
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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…
Corban Goble | May 29, 2012 - 12:59 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 21, 2012 - 10:20 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2012 - 4:28 pm
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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.
Corban Goble | May 15, 2012 - 10:37 am
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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 u…
Corban Goble | May 8, 2012 - 10:45 am
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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 Va…
Stereogum | May 4, 2012 - 12:37 pm

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…
Corban Goble | May 2, 2012 - 9:35 am
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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'…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2012 - 12:14 pm
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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
Corban Goble | April 16, 2012 - 12:28 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | April 2, 2012 - 12:16 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2012 - 12:28 pm
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