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New Walkmen Video – “Four Provinces”

In this clip for one of You & Me's many clippable tracks, the Walkmen are a lot like the Polyphonic Spree and Kaki King in that they made an animated video from a shit ton of still photos. However they earn bonus points of distinction in that their shots are of the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 3, 2009

The Walkmen Usher “In The New Year” On Conan

On Inauguration Night, Hamilton dedicated this song and its "I know that it's true, it's gonna be a good year"s to President Barack Obama. A week later the tune's falling-downstairs groove makes a good platform for Ham to cock his head back and croon, and intensely stare down the cameras, over at 30… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 27, 2009

The Walkmen/Beach House/Johnny And The Moon @ Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles 1/20/09

While the Obamas were busy party hopping in D.C., the Walkmen were toasting the new age in American politics with a show at Los Angeles's Henry Fonda Theater. Hamilton dedicated "The New Year" and its "I know that it's true, it's gonna be a good year" croons to our 44th president, which really only… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 21, 2009

Ryan Adams Sings While His Black Cab Drives A Straight Line

The Black Cab Sessions latest posting features a session with Ry, joined in the backseat and on additional guitar/harmonies by Cardinal mate Neal Casal, singing Cardinology cut "Sink Ships." It's pretty and straightforward from a viewer's perspective, and was also literally straightforward from the cabbie's perspective. The Black Cab kids write: There was a slight… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 9, 2009

The Walkmen Perform With Record Store Men

When the Walkmen released their fine fourth album You & Me, musically able employees at the Nashville record store Grimey's New and Preloved Music decided to celebrate by performing Walkmen songs at an in-store. (Three of Grimey's employees are in an actual non-Walkmen cover band, the Privates.) The Walkmen caught wind of the… More »

By: brandon / October 16, 2008

The Walkmen Go For A Walk In San Francisco

The Walkmen's fourth album You & Me is powered, largely, through a dense, dark ambiance and Hamilton Leithauser's raw howl. If you strip away the sonic layers, and perform the songs acoustically, you lose the underwater drums and the sense that track's are buried beneath years of snow, but in exchange you get more… More »

By: brandon / September 26, 2008

New Walkmen Video – “In The New Year”

As we said on premature evaluation day: unexpectedly, the Walkmen are a band that matters in 2008, and You & Me is one for the year-end lists. "In The New Year" came as the advance track, and gave the record's relationship-focused narrative some framing: Ham on about hopes and resolutions, turning inward through… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 28, 2008

The Walkmen, Awkwardly Interviewed By Fox 5

There's also a performance of "On The Water," and despite how much we love You & Me, it's the awesomely awkward banter that's worth the click. Also it's a nice guide of things not to try and small talk about with Ham: inspiration, buses, Paul Shaffer, anything at all. Watch it at FoxMore »

By: Amrit Singh / August 20, 2008

The Walkmen Cover Neil Hagerty, Royal Trux

When the Walkmen stopped by Daytrotter recently, they decided to make it Neil Hagerty tribute day, covering "Yellow Kid" from Royal Trux's 1998 album Accelerator along with Neil Michael Hagerty's "Chicken, You Can Roost On The Moon" and "Greasy Saint" and "I'm Your Son," both from 2003's Neil Michael Hagerty & the Howling Hex. I'm… More »

By: brandon / August 4, 2008

The Walkmen’s You & Me Is $5 On Amie Street

That price is good for three weeks -- you pay $5 (buy here), and Amie Street gives $5 to a charity close to the hearts of Hamilton and the rest of the 'men, which is just one more reason You & Me is a great investment. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 29, 2008

Premature Evaluation: The Walkmen – You & Me

Before we got to soak-in the woozy organ and raw yelps of "In the New Year," the last taste we had of the Walkmen was that one-off "Lemon Hill." As we mentioned then, the Men said "Lemon" wasn't "exactly in line with the other stuff we are doing now." "In The… More »

By: stereogum / July 11, 2008

New Walkmen – “In The New Year”

At the beginning of the month, we mentioned the Walkmen's forthcoming fourth collection You & Me. The press release name-dropped Elvis, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Randy Newman, the Modern Lovers, and the Pogues. It's hard to tell if this roll call's fulfilled on the basis of one track, but Dylan should be kept i… More »

By: brandon / June 19, 2008

The Walkmen Ready For You & Me

New Walkmen album on the way, everybody. We got our last listen of new stuff from Ham & Co. a year ago with the one off "Lemon Hill," but don't look to that tipsy instrumental as a sign of what they have in store for You & Me (remember they said it wasn't "exactly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 6, 2008

New Walkmen – “Lemon Hill”

Good news/bad news for Walkmen fans. Despite the band's brash display of three new tunes this past year ("Red River" for Spidey 3, "I Lost You" and "What Happened To You" for Soundcheck), a new update to the band's site indicates it's gonna be awhile 'til we get a new album from the… More »

By: Stereogum / June 27, 2007

Spiderman Unleashes New YYYs, Walkmen Tracks

Peter Parker likes indie now, and like any self-respecting music fan in the digital age, he's all about showing off his taste on his MySpace page. So head to for previously unreleased (and entirely awesome) cuts from the Walkmen ("Red River") and YYYs ("Sealings"). So much better than Hoobastank, eh Spidey? Full… More »

By: Stereogum / April 9, 2007

SXSW: Friday In Austin

Despite the excellent lineups all over town, our daylight hours on Friday had been spoken for well before we made the trek to SouthBy (and particularly after spending Thursday systematically missing a bunch of the acts we'd hoped to see); Pitchfork assembled a stellar bill at the Emo's complex -- including RJD2 (with live band),… More »

By: Stereogum / March 19, 2007

Walkmen Perform New Songs Live On Soundcheck

The Soundcheck show on WNYC played host to The Walkmen this week, where Hamilton and the crew crooned through two new tunes, "I Lost You" and "What Happened To You." Don't look for deep sonic departures, but they've got that Bows + Arrows shimmer and have Hamilton stretching his vocal cords thin enough… More »

By: Stereogum / February 9, 2007

Win Old And New Pussy Cats

Back in '74, John Lennon and Harry Nilsson went on a bender forever known as "the lost weekend," a stretch of months starring booze, drugs, and the bars of LA. To commemorate their debauchery, Harry and John set a mix of originals and covers to tape, with Harry singing and John on production. Nilsson blew… More »

By: Stereogum / October 17, 2006

Save The (Pogues) Album

We're enjoying Insound's Save The Album (We Sell Digital Now!) site, where indie rockers including Tim Harrington, Bloc Party, and Devendra Banhart discuss their favorite albums. Walkman Paul Maroon and Decemberist Colin Meloy both sing the praises of The Pogues' Rum Sodomy & the Lash, but we're anointing Colin'… More »

By: Stereogum / October 16, 2006

New Walkmen – “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “All My Life”

Stream two more tunes from the Walkmen's track-for-track remake of Harry Nilsson?s Pussy Cats here. Walkmen covering Nilsson covering Dylan ... pretty cool. The album's out next month, and according to a note posted yesterday at, it comes with a "movie/art piece":9/05/06 Greetings everyone. We'll finally make it to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 6, 2006