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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 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 Stereogum on FacebookMore »

By: Corban Goble / December 7, 2011 - 10:22 am

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 - 6:27 pm

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 - 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 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 - 5:09 pm

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 of… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 10:39 am

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’ hair,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 11, 2011 - 3:28 pm

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 - 11:23 am

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 that’ll… More »

By: brandon / November 30, 2010 - 4:50 pm

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 ended u… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2010 - 12:41 pm

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 - 10:23 am

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 - 10:04 am

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 might… More »

By: brandon / July 14, 2010 - 10:02 am

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 - 1:08 pm

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 receptio… More »

By: jessica / June 18, 2010 - 5:42 pm

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 - 2:27 pm

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 iPod… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 27, 2010 - 4:03 pm

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 win the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 24, 2009 - 5:41 pm

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 - 9:31 am

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 - 1:51 pm

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 served… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm