Posts tagged The Walkmen

Right so you’re welcome in advance for your new obsession.

Fam, please allow me to introduce you to the band you’ve been waiting all year for, MID CITY. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, these dudes are about to blow out your fucking eardrums in the best possible way. You know how in cartoons a character would do something normal like open a random door but then unsuspectingly get run over by a train? That’s what their latest single, “Old Habits”, feels like in your earholes. This is some high octane indie rock for fans of bands like The Walkmen or more recently (and incidentally enough, also Australian) Gold Class. I imagine that listening to “Old Habits” paired with The Walkmen’s “The Rat” and Gold Class’ “Twist In The Dark” back to back could give the faint of heart some palpitations.

Earlier this week the band unveiled the video for the single in addition to announcing some tour dates (which are nowhere close to me whatsoever 😩) for January and February 2019. Aussie fam please make sure you go see these guys and report back on their live show for me so I can be jealous, k?

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[Watch] Vampire Weekend Have Their Last Supper in the Clip for "Diane Young"

Vampire Weekend brought a bunch of their friends together and had one last supper. The ensuing debauchery sees the band, along with Chromeo, Santigold, Dirty Projectors' David Lonsgtreth, Sky Ferreira and The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser, partying lavishly. If there's one thing to take away from the "Diane Young" video, it's that saxophones make for good pipes. Check it out below.

Modern Vampires of the City, Vampire Weekend's third album, is out now.

[News] CMJ Music Marathon Reveals Initial Lineup

From October 16-20th, New York City will once again play host to CMJ Music Marathon, a festival that sees over 1,300 artists from around the world performing at over 80 venues across the city. The festival organizers have unveiled the first batch of artists set to perform, including GZA, Kimbra, The Walkmen, Killer Mike, OFF!, The Presets, Pig Destroyer, Talib Kweli, DIIV, Twerps, Prince Rama, The Love Language, Young Magic, King Tuff, Com Truise, Bear Hands, Main Attrakionz, Dusted, Poolside, The Stepkids, Daughn Gibson, Beacon, The Jezabels, and more.

Expect more lineup announcements to arrive in the coming weeks, and make sure to check out the official CMJ website for more information on artists as well as various panels. Badges and tickets are also available via the CMJ website.

[Watch] The Walkmen - "Heartbreaker" Live On Letterman

Last night The Walkmen went on The Late Show With David Letterman to perform their latest single, "Heartbreaker" from Heaven, which was released back in May. The band is currently prepping for an upcoming tour next month in the US and will have The War On Drugs joining them for select dates. For more information have a look at the dates below.


9/12 – Anson Ford Amphitheater – Los Angeles, CA
9/14 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
9/15 – The Conservatory – Santa Ana, CA
9/16 – Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
9/18 – University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
9/19 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX
9/20 – Stubbs – Austin, TX
9/21 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
9/22 – Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA
9/26 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA
9/27 – Cannery – Nashville, TN
9/28 – Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
9/29 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
9/30 – Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA
10/04 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC #
10/06 – Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA #
10/18 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY
10/19 – Royale – Boston, MA

# – w/ The War on Drugs

(As always, thanks to The Audio Perv for the sweet hookup!)


[Watch] The Walkmen - "The Love You Love" (Official Video)

The Walkmen have premiered the creepy new video for their track "The Love You Love". It was recorded in an old haunted house. The kind you and your friends would go exploring in when you were a kid. The kid in this video is actually played by guitarist Paul Maroon's son. The black and white clip is a little creepy to watch. Check it out at the top and if you haven't done so already, pick up their new album, Heaven, which is out now.

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[Watch] The Walkmen - "Heaven" x "The Love You Love" Live on Fallon

Last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon The Walkmen brought two performances of tracks from their newly released album Heaven. First up they performed the title track from the aforementioned LP and adding to that is the web exclusive rendition of "The Love You Love". Check out the latter after the jump with "Heaven" being viewable at the top of the page courtesy of The Audio Perv.

[News] The Walkmen Announce Fall Tour

In support of their recently released LP Heaven, The Walkmen have announced a headlining tour scheduled for this fall. Following a festival circuit and tour dates alongside Florence & The Machine this summer, the band will hit the road in mid-September. Going until October 19th, the U.S. tour will also see the band performing alongside The War On Dugs in both Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. Take a look a their full tour schedule after the jump.

Before any of this, though, the band will be performing at New York's Bowery Ballroom this Wednesday, June 6th, at 9pm EST. The entire concert will see a worldwide live stream courtesy of Spotify, which will be filmed by La Blogotheque. Stay tuned this Wednesday for more information.

The Walkmen 2012 Tour Dates:
06/06 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
06/07 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/09 – Toledo, ES @ Circulo Del Arte
06/11 – Berlin, DE @ Roter Salon
06/12 – London, UK @ Village Undergrund
06/14 – Paris, FR @ Nouveau Casino
06/27 - Louisville, KY @ WFPK Waterfront
06/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
06/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
06/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
07/05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series
07/20 – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park *
07/21 – Auburn, WA @ White River Ampitheatre *
07/22 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield *
07/25 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *
07/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
07/30 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion *
07/31 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre *
08/02 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre *
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/10-12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/17-19 – Beacon, UK @ Green Man Festival
09/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Anson Ford Ampitheater
09/14 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
09/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Conservatory
09/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
09/18 – Norman, OK @ University of Oklahoma
09/19 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
09/20 – Austin, TX @ Stubbs
09/21 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
09/22 – New Orleans, LA @ Tipitinas
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/27 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
09/28 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/29 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
09/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
10/04 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
10/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
10/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/19 – Boston, MA @ Royale
10/27 – Digbeth, UK @ HMV Institute
10/28 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC 2
10/29 – Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street
10/30 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
11/01 – London, UK @ HMV Forum

* = w/ Florence and the Machine
# = w/ The War on Drugs

[Watch] The Walkmen - "Heaven" (Official Video)

Just yesterday, The Walkmen dropped their latest studio album Heaven, and one day later they've celebrated the release with the official video for the title track. The video, directed by Alex Southam, features photos and archived videos of the band from various points throughout their lives and careers, befitting to the nostalgic feel of the song itself. Check it out above (via Pitchfork).

Heaven is out now via Fat Possum.