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The Genius Of Nilsson Told Through 8 Memorable Covers (Yes, Including The Russian Doll Song)

Among singer-songwriters of the 1960s and '70s, Harry Nilsson may be respected, but is he famous?
Nate Patrin | February 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm

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26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

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…
Ryan Leas | November 19, 2014 - 10:26 am

The Anniversary

Bows + Arrows Turns 10

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…
Ryan Leas | February 3, 2014 - 1:15 pm

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The Walkmen’s Walter Martin Pays Tribute To Jonathan Fire*Eater Bandmate Stewart Lupton

Stewart Lupton, the musician and poet best known as the frontman for the influential New York rock band Jonathan Fire*Eater, died over Memorial Day weekend
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2018 - 11:26 am

Jonathan Fire*Eater’s Stewart Lupton Dead At 43

Jonathan Fire*Eater frontman Stewart Lupton has died. He was 43.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2018 - 8:29 pm

Premiere

Peter Matthew Bauer – “Khidr (American Drifter Music)” Video

It's been almost four years since the Walkmen went on hiatus, and in that time a few of their members have been pretty active, with…
Ryan Leas | September 21, 2017 - 10:00 am

Hamilton Leithauser – “Road To Nowhere” (Talking Heads Cover)

The former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser has carried over the lightly-drunk lounge-lizard soulfulness of his old band over into his solo career, and he has…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2017 - 10:20 am

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Stream Walter Martin My Kinda Music

"This is my kinda music/ Yeah the beat's kinda bumpy and the tune's a tiny bit off key," sing-says Walter Martin, multi-instrumentalist and former Walkmen…
Kim Ilkowski | May 1, 2017 - 9:44 am

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,…
Collin Robinson | November 3, 2016 - 12:32 pm

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times” Video

Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij are gearing up to release their debut collaborative LP, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine, next month. We've…
James Rettig | August 10, 2016 - 10:27 am

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “In A Black Out”

The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser first worked with erstwhile Vampire Weekend producer Rostam Batmanglij on his 2014 solo effort Black Hours, and last month, the…
Peter Helman | August 5, 2016 - 12:20 am

Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – “A 1000 Times”

Last month Rostam Batmanglij performed his first solo concert since leaving Vampire Weekend, opening for Brian Wilson at Brooklyn's Northside Festival. Throughout the set he…
Pranav Trewn | July 22, 2016 - 12:06 am

The National Reveal Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Tracklist Feat. The War On Drugs, Jenny Lewis, Flaming Lips, & Many More

The long-gestating Grateful Dead compilation album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National will at last be released this May. The comp is…
Michelle Laggan | March 17, 2016 - 9:59 am

Walter Martin – “Amsterdam”

Last month, the Walkmen's Walter Martin announced his first solo album since the band's breakup (that wasn't made up of children's songs) with "Jobs I
James Rettig | December 11, 2015 - 3:49 pm

Walter Martin – “Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous”

When the Walkmen announced their hiatus in 2013, Walter Martin told us that he planned to release an album of music for children. It wasn't…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 20, 2015 - 10:59 am

Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon – “How And Why”

Sometime later this month, Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon, two former members of the Walkmen, will release Dear God, a vinyl-only album that they're only…
Tom Breihan | August 10, 2015 - 9:54 am

Watch The Walkmen’s Peter Matthew Bauer Cover St. Vincent’s “Prince Johnny” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Prince Johnny" is one of the best songs off St. Vincent's self-titled release from last year. It's a slow ballad with a striking chorus, ridden…
Grace Birnstengel | August 4, 2015 - 1:23 pm
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