The Walkmen Announce “Extreme Hiatus”
The Walkmen’s upcoming concerts in D.C. (tomorrow) and Philly (Wednesday) will be the band’s last for a long time. In an interview with The Washington Post, bassist/organist Peter Bauer says the group has no plans to continue as the Walkmen and will be going on a “pretty extreme hiatus.” However, they are not officially breaking up. Here’s Bauer:
I don’t think any of us wanted to write another Walkmen record. Maybe that will change down the line, maybe it won’t, maybe we’ll play shows. I think it’s weird to make a hubbub about something if there’s nothing to really make a hubbub about. At the same time, I don’t think we’ve been a gang properly for a long time, so there’s not much to break up, I guess.
It’s been almost 14 years now. I think that’s enough, you know?
Bauer, Walter Martin, and Hamilton Leithauser are all working on solo albums. Check out our list of the 10 best Walkmen songs here.