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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 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…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 11:25 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | March 8, 2012 - 12:34 pm
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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 la…
T. Cole Rachel | February 7, 2012 - 3:11 pm
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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…
Corban Goble | December 7, 2011 - 10:22 am
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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.
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2011 - 6:27 pm
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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 Hamilto…
Corban Goble | September 20, 2011 - 11:16 am

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…
Andrew Youssef | September 15, 2011 - 5:09 pm
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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,…
Corban Goble | September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am
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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 thi…
Scott Lapatine | June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm
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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…
jessica | February 25, 2011 - 11:23 am
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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 wa…
brandon | November 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm
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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…
brandon | August 31, 2010 - 12:41 pm
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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 --…
jessica | August 13, 2010 - 10:23 am
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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…
Stereogum | August 3, 2010 - 10:04 am
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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…
brandon | July 14, 2010 - 10:02 am
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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…
brandon | July 12, 2010 - 1:08 pm
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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…
jessica | June 18, 2010 - 5:42 pm
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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.
jessica | May 18, 2010 - 2:27 pm
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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 weirdne…
Amrit Singh | April 27, 2010 - 4:03 pm
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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…
Amrit Singh | November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm
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