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Fleet Foxes, The Walkmen @ Greek Theatre, Los Angeles 9/14/11

After a quick run of European festivals, Fleet Foxes resumed their tour on the West Coast stopping by the Greek Theatre in support of their latest album Helplessness Blues. Tailoring their set to the audience, The Walkmen omitted their higher octane garage rockers but still put together an effective opening set. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / September 15, 2011

End Of The Road Festival 2011 In Photos

Last week, the UK's Larmer Tree Gardens hosted a hilariously deep bill for the End Of The Road Festival, a lineup that featured Joanna Newsom, Kurt Vile, Tinawiren, Lykke Li, Best Coast, the Walkmen and dozens of other notables. Elena Morelli was there to magnificently document the epic lineup. There's a peacock in one… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Thursday & Friday

The 10th annual 'Roo is underway. Here are Randy Cremean's great pics of some of the notable sets from the first two days of this year's fest in beautiful, boiling Manchester, TN. Featuring Sleigh Bells, Lil Wayne, Twin Shadow, Big Boi, Wavves and Best Coast (aww), Karen Elson and Jack White (hmm), Jim James'… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 11, 2011

The Walkmen – “While I Shovel The Snow” & “Orange Sunday” Videos

Two new lovely elemental Walkmen videos for you. "While I Shovel the Snow" has an appropriately snowy clip, showing the band brooding around New York during one of the many recent snowstorms. "Orange Sunday"'s video is a world away; it follows a diver as he navigates warm looking tropical waters. The videos make a nice… More »

By: jessica / February 25, 2011

The Walkmen Cover “Holiday Road”

The Walkmen squeezed into the A. V. Club’s Undercover room again, this time for the special Holiday edition of the series. Last time it was R.E.M.'s "Driver 8," which if you recall, was the only song available when they arrived. This time they went first and opted for "Holiday Road," a Lindsey Buckingham favorite… More »

By: brandon / November 30, 2010

The Walkmen Cover R.E.M.

The last time we checked in with A. V. Club’s Undercover, there were four songs left and Swell Season chose take a shot at Neutral Milk Hotel's “Two-Headed Boy.” When the Walkmen arrived, only one song remained, R.E.M.'s "Driver 8." They had no choice, but it makes sense these are the folks who… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2010

The Walkmen Bring “Angela Surf City” To Fallon

"Angela Surf City" is not only one of the best tracks on Lisbon, but also the best one to bring out for late night -- the snare and vocals intro, and the burst of guitar afterward sounded great on Fallon:… More »

By: jessica / August 13, 2010

The Walkmen – Lisbon Premature Evaluation

When Hamilton Leithauser stopped through for a Progress Report he focused on Lisbon's rawness: We have all these rock songs and they’re really stripped down, they’re really like a guitar, a bass, and a drum a lot of them so far. And then we’re going to put a few other things on them, but… More »

By: Stereogum / August 3, 2010

Walkmen – “Blue As Your Blood”

You & Me had an insular late-night feel. The forthcoming Lisbon, inspired by trips to the Portuguese city, is an album about being outside and experiencing different landscapes. Which is one reason why the elegiac New Orleans horns of "Stranded" were an interesting red herring introduction to the collection. From its title you… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2010

The Walkmen – “Stranded”

The Walkmen's fifth album Lisbon is out in 9/14 via Fat Possum. "Stranded" comes toward the middle of the collection. It's an elegiac horn-lined piece that nods to You & Me while leading the listener into the upswinging "Victory." (A couple of songs later you get an upbeat "Woe Is Me.") It helps to hear… More »

By: brandon / July 12, 2010

Progress Report: The Walkmen

NAME: The Walkmen PROGRESS REPORT: Prepping their fifth album of new material, Lisbon. Recorded with Chris Zane at Gigantic Studios and John Congleton at Elmwood Studios. Out 9/14 via Fat Possum Records. When I talked to Hamilton Leithauser for their progress report, the first thing he did was apologize — the reception was bad where… More »

By: jessica / June 18, 2010

ATP 2010: Curated By Pavement @ Butlin’s Holiday Centre, Minehead, UK

Pavement's on their way to a long summer of festivals and one-off gigs, but curating an ATP is a sweet way to get things started. (It's also a sweet way to get in some time with their side projects -- both Spiral Stairs and Steve West's marble valley played sets.) Avi Buffalo started the weekend,… More »

By: jessica / May 18, 2010

National, Walkmen, Santigold, St. Vincent Dress Up For GQ

MGMT hit the Coachella stage playing their generally freakier Congratulations material in relatively human clothing, which prompted me to posit an aesthetic axiom: The weirdness of MGMT's music is inversely proportional to that of their clothes. GQ's taking that to a further extreme with a fashion spread/feature they've titled "Rock The Suit," putting your… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 27, 2010

The 25 69 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2010

This year in music was great and we'rea gonna let it finish (sorry), but in terms of notable album releases the ship has sailed. No offense, 30 Seconds To Mars. While the Gummys' virtual poll booth remains open for a few more days (did we mention filling out the ballot enters you to wi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009

Treasure Island Fest 2009 In Photos

This past Saturday and Sunday was the third annual Treasure Island Festival, on San Francisco's Treasure Island. We sent Josh Bis to capture the weekend in photos. sounds of buzz… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 20, 2009

Austin City Limits 2009 In Photos

There was dust, rain, then mud. There was Eddie Vedder, sitting in with Kings Of Leon and calling Perry Farrell up onstage with Pearl Jam during a reportedly monstrous, festival headlining two-hour set. There were Brooklynites and Brits, Dave Matthews and Phoenix, The B-52s and Mos Def, John Paul Jones and Karen O. Basically there… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 5, 2009

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was "the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled," dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009

New Walkmen Video – “On the Water”

Last weekend the Walkmen gave the Guggenheim Crowd a triumphant take on You & Me's "On The Water." Just in time for their push through the late-summer/… More »

By: brandon / August 20, 2009

Walkmen Play The Guggenheim, Have Arty Video To Prove It

On Friday (8/14), the Walkmen played the Guggenheim Museum with High Places as part of the "It Came From Brooklyn" concert series. Ray Concepcion captured a portion of the Walkmen's set in a high-quality video he dedicates to Les Paul. He notes it was "filmed in one continuous shot" and that "[a]ll visual effects were… More »

By: brandon / August 17, 2009

Sasquatch! 2009 In Photos

Everybody loves Memorial Day weekend, but nobody loves Memorial Day weekend like those that make it to Sasquatch! As friends have returned from their treks across country, they've shared nothing but raves for this year's festival, from the Gorge's breathtaking views to this year's fantastic lineup. Even the public indecency seems particularly magical on the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 29, 2009