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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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
"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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »