Filed under: News , Exclusive Jason Merritt, FilmMagic When discussing Heaven , the seventh full-length from New York rockers The Walkmen , it's difficult to ignore the ever-present influence of indie-folk rockers Fleet Foxes . Prior to even meeting the Foxes, Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser was a fan. Then The Walkmen opened for Fleet Foxes in 2011, playing cushy theaters he says his band could have never filled on their own. [...]
Picking just one album for the coveted position of favourite album of 2012 seemed like the most daunting and painstakingly hard task set to me. I have listened to a few fair albums this year, constantly changing my mind with every new week of releases but the album that I have chosen is an album that when I first heard it was completely blown away by and played on constant repeat for the rest of the day and subsequently for the rest of the week. It is album that I have continuously turned to either out of boredom to fill [...]
"Craft Spells combine shy synthesizers and and jangly guitars to create a sound reminiscent of Joy Division and indie-shoegaze veterans The Radio Dept. 'Still Left With Me' is a touching pop song about love that is born through time and circumstance shrouded in a dream-like atmosphere, making it perfect for a lazy summer afternoon." (via KEXP ) ♩ Craft Spells - Still Left With Me [from Gallery ] tumblr // facebook // twitter // soundcloud // shows // iTunes [...]
5 Songs is a weekly series where we point out the strange, the grand, and the unique connections between our favorite songs. Let’s get weird. Words by Chris Welcome to a special edition of 5 Songs . I wish these could be more frequent, but you know every time I write one, my strength wanes like Spawn’s cloak (that was today’s I Love the 90’s episode). Because of forces beyond my control, I welcome [...]
Em maio desse ano o The Walkmen nos presenteou com o lindíssimo Heaven . Como se bastasse, a banda liberou essa semana duas faixas inéditas Dance With Your Partner e Vermeer ’65 , calmas e com guitarras bem marcadas as canções não decepcionam e mantêm o mesmo espírito do último álbum. As músicas serão lançadas em um single de edição limitada, com apenas 1000 cópias. O lançamento oficial acontece em 6 de novembro. Mas você já pode conferir a novidade no SoundCloud:
The Walkmen have released two songs this week including " Dance With Your Partner " and " Vermeer '65 ". The songs follow in traditional Walkmen fashion with calculated and tranquil folk melodies that are pleasing to any ear. Hamilton's voice croons in the way he knows best, and the songs do not disappoint. " Vermeer '65 " is a classic Heaven track; " Dance With Your Partner " is a bit more calm and lullaby-esque, but picks up as most Walkmen tracks typically do. The variation [...]
The Walkmen , banda de indie rock con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York, se encuentra promocionando Heaven , su disco más reciente publicado el pasado 29 de mayo a través de Fat Possum Records/ Bella Union . Justo con la inercia de este lanzamiento, la banda publicó dos tracks inéditos: “ Dance With Your Partner” y “Vermeer ’65 ” , [...]
It would seem that a few tracks made it to the cutting room floor during the recording of The Walkmen’s 2012 release Heaven . Two of those tracks are “Dance With Your Partner” and “Vermeer 65” will be released on October 6th as a 1,000 pressings, limited edition 7” with the first 100 fans entering their show at Terminal 5 on October 17th getting a free copy. Both tracks are unmistakably The Walkmen with their coveted sound that feels like an extension of Heaven
Known for their expansive recording sessions and globe traversing writing techniques, The Walkmen have never been short on new, diverse material. This year's album Heaven was a masterful number, a lesson in what it means to let go of inhibitions and attack your craft with no preconceived notions of what it needs to be. But it was also mature and introspective in a lot of ways. In talking with the band just after the release of Heaven , that was mostly what they emphasized, that Heaven is a record made without expectations or [...]
In what was an absolutely hectic night for the Austin music scene, we started our evening at Stubbs catching two of the better acts in the whole scene, The Walkmen and Beach House . For my two cents, there was only one clear-cut winner on the evening, but for that you'll have to read on. ...not to mention you'll get great pics from Brian Gray that you can't get with your cellphone. Dustin Wong , the guitar virutoso opened [...]
The Walkmen close out their Southern California dates in support of Heaven at Santa Ana’s Observatory.
The Walkmen llegaron ayer al programa de televisión Conan , conducido por Conan O'Brien , en donde hicieron sonar las canciones "Love Is Luck" y "We Can't Be Beat", ambas de su último álbum de estudio Heaven . Abajo pueden revisar ambos videos. Heaven de The Walkmen ya está a la venta a través de Fat Possum . Via: Stereogum
We've teamed up with KXT to present one of our favorite live bands, the Walkmen , live at Dallas' Granada Theater on Wednesday, September 19 . The venue has hooked us up with 5 pairs of tickets to give away; just leave your name + email below or on facebook to enter, and I'll pick the winners the week before the show. If you're the type that never wins these things, tickets can also be had right here .
“Vamos ver se esses caras podem andar de Skate”, foi assim, brincando que David Letterman anunciou a apresentação do The Walkmen , ontem no Late Show . E com a elegância já habitual, os rapazes tocaram com perfeição a linda Heartbreaker , faixa de seu último álbum Heaven . Você pode conferir como foi essa ótima performance (e cantar junto) no vídeo abaixo:
NPR Music has posted it's latest Tiny Desk offering - and we couldn't be more ecstatic as The Walkmen has delivered one of our favorite albums of 2012. Not only that - the group has scaled down for this recording. Hamilton Leithauser strumming the acoustic??? Yes please. If you haven't yet - we strongly encourage you to check out The Walkmen's Heaven .
Sixteen days to ready ourselves for The Walkmen’s East Coast indie rock flava.
Giras y conciertos se apilan en la segunda parte del año a un ritmo acelerado, algo que no es de extrañar si consideramos que 2012 ha sido un año de muchos regresos discográficos, entre los que se cuenta The Walkmen , banda que editó el pasado 29 de mayo su más reciente álbum, Heaven , a mi parecer uno de los mejores de este año. El grupo ha estado promocionándolo a lo largo y ancho del planeta, y ahora han anunciado que regresarán nuevamente a España para presentar [...]
I often wonder why bands regularly take well over three years to release an album. I’m shocked that it takes musicians several years to make shit like this . But after one listen of Swing Lo Magellan , I immediately understood why it’s taken over three years to follow up the wonderful Bitte Orca , because this is the some of the most elaborate and complex and beautiful music I’ve ever heard. On the other hand, Swing Lo Magellan is [...]
I'm generally not a fan of posting Urban Outfitters' sponsored material, but an exception had to be made for this new Walkmen video, helmed by director Sean Pecknold, who put together the excellent video for Fleet Foxes' "The Shrine/An Argument." On his latest outing, Pecknold uses "Jerry Jr's Tune" as a fitting intro to "The Love You Love," one of the standouts from The Walkmen's latest album Heaven . If you haven't checked out Heaven yet, I highly recommended doing so. Come years end, I expect to see it in practically every critic's Top 5.
The Walkmen release new video for the song "Heartbreaker" from their new album Heaven. Enjoy.