The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser is quite the joker beneath his proper attire and fancy-sounding name.
BBC 6 Music are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones' first ever concert -- way back on July 12, 1962 -- with a series of covers from some of their favorite artists. Listen to one of those covers below as the Walkmen rework the Rolling Stones classic 'Blue Turns to Grey.'
The Walkmen sure seem to be enjoying their time in 'Heaven.' The veteran New York indie rockers have issued a video for the track 'The Love You Love' from their latest album, which dropped back in May. This clip follows the nostalgia-filled video for 'Heaven,' which has already become a fan favorite.
The Walkmen are earning some of the best reviews of their career for their latest album, the just-released 'Heaven,' but they aren't just sitting back soaking in all the critical praise -- they're making the rounds bringing their music to the people. For instance, the people in attendance at 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' yesterday (June 5), who were treated to a live performance of the new LP's title track/first single.
The Walkmen have always been funny about time. The New York band’s crisp guitar tone calls to mind the pre-distortion days of AM Gold and their evergreen lyricisms (fall in love, break up) rather traditional. But even more than era, the band has grown with age. Now together for a full 10 years, the band -- having almost broken up before 2010’s ‘Lisbon' -- are now solidly career musicians, and that solidity informs the production and professionalism of ‘Heaven. It seems that after having kid, this is where they’ve ended up.