Posted in music on April 2, 2010

The Walkmen last time they played the same venue (more by Jonny Leather)
The Walkmen

To quote my friend CD who was at the Brooklyn show last night (I unfortunately missed it), "Fucking awesome. talk about a talented band. such skilled writers and arrangers. so in control of their instruments." The Walkmen closed the show with a three song encore including "Wake Up", a new song (they played a bunch of those), and "Red Moon". The encore songs are not written on their setlist which you can see, along with a short video, below...

The Walkmen @ The Bell House - April 1, 2010 (via)
Walkmen

(short clip, not the best sound)

Alec Ounsworth's band "Flashy Python" opened the night.

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Comments (27)

this show was amazing....

can't wait for the next album, the new songs killed

Posted by monty | April 2, 2010 11:07 AM

New songs - so good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:12 AM

Are you nuts 11:12? The new stuff was amazing. Fantastic band, fantastic venue.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:25 AM

um... i think 11:12 said the exact same thing as 11:25.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:26 AM

was a great time.

but the omission of their best song from the setlist is a mistake.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:31 AM

are you crazy 11:26. it's totally different.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:33 AM

That shit was sick. The volume level and mix was perfect. He sang his balls off. Best show in a long time.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:34 AM

Hello, I'm 11:12. I thought my comment was clear, but I guess not. I'll clarify:

The new songs that the Walkmen performed last night were fantastic/great/awesome/cool/mesmerizing.

Again, the new (that is to say, still-unreleased) songs were very enjoyable.

Signed,
11:12

PS The new songs were really good.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:38 AM

Setlist doesn't seem to be 100% correct, In The New Year was the 3rd song they played. Great show

Posted by anonymous2 | April 2, 2010 11:38 AM

play the fuckin' rat. it's your best song.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:41 AM

That setlist is missing some things, yeah. Little House Of Savages was also played. Unless some of those are old, in-band titles (which is possible).

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:42 AM

They did All Hands The Cook too...

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:43 AM

Maybe this is a testament to how good the show was, but I didn't realize they didn't play The Rat til this morning.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 11:45 AM

I'd trade ten "Rats" for one "Thinking of a Dream" any day.

Posted by Regular reader | April 2, 2010 12:41 PM

awesome set, I thought. did not miss the Rat. bows and arrows is their worst album anyways.

All Hands and the Cook is my favorite song live, though last night it sounded a bit smaller than usual.

Posted by Andrew | April 2, 2010 1:04 PM

Who doesn't love private school pretentious rock?

Posted by Julian Casablancas | April 2, 2010 1:24 PM

Bows and Arrows is better than 100 Miles by a Mile! I guess that makes it 101 Miles?

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 1:24 PM

great show. even a pretentious public school commenter on brooklyn vegan would have been impressed.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 2:28 PM

They kicked ass. I love that shit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 2:40 PM

Thinking of a Dream + Little House of Savages (this was the middle encore song) made up for a lack of The Rat. I was hoping they'd come out and do that for a second encore though.

And yes, they definitely played In The New Year third. Don't know what's up with that setlist.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 3:39 PM

this is the setlist that Paul was using .... i didn't really check how accurate it was...just took a pic of it...

Posted by MvsH | April 2, 2010 6:40 PM

Was not at this show, but the walkmen really are such an amazing band and also amazing live.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2010 9:35 PM

setlist is written in "Walkmen shorthand"

radiator = In the New Year
horn = All Hand and the Cook
etc.

Posted by Anonymous | April 3, 2010 12:01 AM

the show was as described by all the loving comments above (minus the bitter private school hater one)...one thing though...this show sold out really fast, so you'd think everyone who made it in really wanted to be there, right? yet i was surrounded by loud show-talkers who wouldn't shut up all night...i kept moving around the crowd but it seemed everywhere except right up front was populated with people who could give a crap about the band. maybe i'm pretentious as f***, but what's up with that?

Posted by stuntgirl | April 3, 2010 12:29 AM

Yes, a lot of people did not belong there and I have no idea why they went. Some girl in the front right next to me rested on the stage texting all night only stopping to applaud or take a photo. GO HOME and stop wasting space.

Posted by Jim | April 3, 2010 10:39 PM

i love this band like no other

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2010 7:54 PM

I'm with stunt girl - too many talkers. The plague of rock shows, sadly

Posted by pedantic redcoat | April 6, 2010 9:55 AM

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