have proved once again to be one of the bands who survived the transition from the first to second decade of the 21st century. Ten years after releasing their debut album, Everybody Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
, they returned earlier this summer with Heaven
. Notice the difference in the two albums? Lead singer Hamilton Leithauser is happy to admit that they've hit maturity on the new album. Besides, who wants to keep listening to a band make the same album over and over again? I sure don't. (I'm looking at you, Green Day.)
Ever wondered what it's like to be on tour in Europe? You're probably imagining the excited foreign audiences -- after all, they loved The Beatles before they made it big, didn't they? -- fine wines and luxurious five-course dinners. Well, The Walkmen were kind enough to include a little insight for you at the bottom of the About Us
section of their website in the form of letter correspondence between Pete and Walt.
Not exactly what you had imagined, is it?
The Walkmen performed both "Love Is Luck" and "We Can't Be Beat" on Conan last night. Wondering why you only saw one song? No, your DVR didn't cut the show off. "We Can't Be Beat" was a special online bonus. Don't worry, we'll hook you up with both songs: