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The Walkmen @ Noise Pop 2008 (more by Ryan Muir)
The Walkmen

The Walkmen are playing two shows at Bowery Ballroom in NYC in August, then two shows in LA, and then a few other shows in other places - all right before they release their fifth album this Fall on Gigantic....

Writing and recording of You and Me happened over a vibrant and rigorous 2-year period, during which the members of The Walkmen were split between Philadelphia and New York. The band rode Chinatown busses five days a week to work in two small rehearsal spaces (an old nightclub in Chelsea, New York and a warehouse in Fishtown, Philadelphia) to freeze by the kerosene heater in the winter, and sweat it out in the summer. By the time of the record's pressing there were over four hundred cast-off 8-track tapes littering both spaces.
Tickets are already on sale for the LA shows. The NYC shows go on sale Wednesday. All tour dates, new album tracklist and cover art below.....

"You & Me"
Walkmen


1. Dónde está la Playa
2. Flamingos (for Colbert)
3. On the Water
4. In the New Year
5. Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch)
6. Postcards from Tiny Islands
7. Red Moon
8. Canadian Girl
9. Four Provinces
10. Long Time Ahead of Us
11. The Blue Route
12. New Country
13. I Lost You
14. If Only It Were True
The Walkmen - 2008 Tour Dates
8/18: Bowery Ballroom, New York
8/19: Bowery Ballroom, New York
8/21: Troubadour, Los Angeles
8/22: Troubadour, Los Angeles
8/27: Doug Fir, Portland
8/28: Richards on Richard, Vancouver (co-bill w/ Man Man)
8/29: Rifflandia Festival, Victoria (Black Mountain, Destroyer, etc.)
8/30: Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle

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Comments (23)

hell yes! oh...and, um...FIRST BEATCH!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 9:04 AM

it's not that hard to get "first" on brooklyn vegan

go try your skills at perezhilton.com

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 9:35 AM

Were the walkmen dropped from their major like everyone else?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 10:14 AM

i got madd skilzz and could care less about perez hilton. the walkmen were never on a major, however, Jjonathan fire*eater, now that's a different story.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 10:30 AM

What label were they on after Startime? Before Gigantic?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 10:42 AM

bows + arrows & a hundred miles off were on record collection. the internet, it's a fascinating tool.


Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 10:44 AM

was record collection bought by itunes?

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 11:05 AM

yes. they also stole your humor so you should go look for more elsewhere.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 11:07 AM

W A L K M E N
f u c k i n
RULE!

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 11:10 AM

i hate when band members post on here

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 11:22 AM

saw them twice back in the day, great shows both. looking forward to this; hope the new album is more like the 1st or 2nd.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 12:40 PM

Generic.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 12:50 PM

wasn't the band, it was me. ass. and, they do rule. go see the show and get the fuck out of williamsburg for a change. leave the bandana necklace and keys-around-the-belt loop at home. got it, brah? good.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 1:19 PM

"Were the walkmen dropped from their major like everyone else?"

They were on Dreamworks, but as Jonathan Fire*Eater, over 10 years ago (Damn, time flys). Dreamworks released their debut, it bombed, band broke-up within a year. Listening to that album, JF*E ran a pretty good scam because how could their sound be marketable to the mainstream? But with what is selling in the mainstream now, I guess it wasn't their time back then. Anyway, the lead singer of JF*E, whose name I don't remember now and I'm too lazy to check the web for, is in a band called The Childballads and they just released their debut (after like 5 years!) on some indie. I know that Judah Bauer from Blues Xplosion plays guitar on the album.

Posted by b.LOUD | June 10, 2008 3:24 PM

i love the first two albums but i can't stand anything else they've put out or see them live. the singer's 'pseudo-angry while taking a shit & bouncing on one leg' singing style while everyone else is on their sunday school best behavior on-stage just doesn't do it for me.

Posted by jimmy the greek | June 10, 2008 5:46 PM

Love the Walkmen, loved JFE too. Yeah, JFE were a bit ahead of their time, feel the same way about The Bogmen.

Posted by Anonymous | June 10, 2008 9:08 PM

The walkmen are spot on live. Anyone who's seen them knows what I'm talking about.

Posted by talking head | June 10, 2008 9:49 PM

Speaking of the Chinatown buses: Which one (that goes to D.C.) is the best?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2008 1:42 AM

Hamilton = Nick Swardson.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2008 1:51 AM

Thanks for the wonderful article specially I liked the album cover so much. The theme they used is excellent.

Posted by Music | February 13, 2010 12:31 PM

Were the walkmen dropped from their major like everyone else?

Posted by Проститутки | March 4, 2010 1:04 PM

i love the first two albums but i can't stand anything else they've put out or see them live.

Posted by проститутки киева | January 7, 2011 3:54 PM

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