Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “If Only It Were True” (The Walkmen Cover)

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam recently released their excellent new album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine. Continuing the promo run for the album, they stopped by the SiriusXMU studios and covered the closer from the Walkmen’s 2008 album, You & Me, “If Only It Were True.” The two smooth the twangy edges of the original ballad and and add punchy drums for a rendition that hits a bit softer, but is still evocative in its melancholy. Check out both Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam’s cover and the Walkmen’s original below.

I Had A Dream That You Were Mine is out now.