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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 others… More »

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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…
Amrit Singh | June 6, 2008 - 11:40 am

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…
Stereogum | June 27, 2007 - 11:41 am

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…
Stereogum | April 9, 2007 - 6:47 pm

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…
Stereogum | March 19, 2007 - 9:44 am

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"
Stereogum | February 9, 2007 - 1:00 pm

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,…
Stereogum | October 17, 2006 - 2:33 pm

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…
Stereogum | October 16, 2006 - 6:10 pm

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…
Scott Lapatine | September 6, 2006 - 10:43 am

New Walkmen – “Many Rivers To Cross”

A few months back, we gave you a heads up about the Walkmen's song-for-song take on Harry Nilsson?s John Lennon-produced Pussy Cats. The tribute was…
Scott Lapatine | August 11, 2006 - 2:16 pm

Pitchfork Music Festival 2006 Photos

That Pitchforkmedia must be doing something right; 19,000 people a day hit up their Festival for 18 hours of music over two days, despite some…
Amrit Singh | August 3, 2006 - 1:45 am

New Walkmen – “Brandy Alexander”

The new Walkmen, A Hundred Miles Off, is a mix of the best of Bows & Arrows and Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is
Scott Lapatine | May 12, 2006 - 3:47 pm

The Walkmen @ Skylight Studios, NYC 4/20/06

Mark your calendars, kids: 5/23 is the release date for The Walkmen's third full length, A Hundred Miles Off. Last night Skylight Studios played host…
Amrit Singh | April 21, 2006 - 12:28 pm

Guilt-Free Indie XMas

So many great indie rock Christmas mixes from The Cool Kids™ this month. You're probably drowning in Sufjan carols, roasting chestnuts by an Arcade Fire,…
Scott Lapatine | December 20, 2005 - 12:36 am

Pitchfork’s 50 Best Singles Of 2004

From here... 50: Johnny Boy "You Are the Generation Who Bought More Shoes and You Get What You Deserve" 49: The Von Bondies "C'mon…
Stereogum | December 21, 2004 - 10:42 am

This Week In Digital Downloads

If you missed Royal City's cover of "Is This It," Largehearted Boy will hook you up. Meanwhile, Newflux has a killer new Walkmen song. …
Stereogum | December 9, 2003 - 11:32 am
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