The Walkmen at BAM earlier this month (more by David Andrako)
The Walkmen pushed the release of their new album, Heaven, from its original to June 5 release date to today (5/29) via Fat Possum/Bella Union. The album features guest vocals from Fleet Foxes frontman Robin Pecknold on "No One Ever Sleeps" and was produced by Phil Ek, who has also worked with Fleet Foxes. You can stream the album in full at NPR and purchase it on iTunes. Four individual tracks are streaming below, along with the cover art and tracklist.
The Walkmen, who played Crossing Brooklyn Ferry earlier this month have just squeezed another NYC show into their ongoing spring/summer tour. The newly added date is a small one for them and it goes down at Bowery Ballroom on June 6. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (6/1) at noon and a 150 tickets are available at Other Music starting today (5/29), with a purchase of Heaven. 50 of those tickets are being reserved for web orders, and are free with a purchase of the new album.
If you can't make it to the Bowery Ballroom show, it will be streamed online via Spotify with video shot by the Blogotheque folks. The Walkmen will also play Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the night before their Bowery show (June 5).
Updated dates are listed below, along with the song streams, cover art and tracklist...
The Walkmen - "Heaven"
The Walkmen - "We Can't Be Beat"
The Walkmen - "Heartbreaker"
The Walkmen - "The House You Made"
The Walkmen - Heaven Tracklist:
1. We Can't Be Beat
2. Love is Luck
4. The Witch
5. Southern Heart
6. Line by Line
7. Song for Leigh
9. Jerry Jr.'s Tune
10. The Love You Love
12. No One Ever Sleeps
The Walkmen -- 2012 Tour Dates
WED 30 MAY - SUN 3 JUNE Primavera Sound Festival 2012 Barcelona, Spain
WED 6 JUNE Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
THU 7 JUNE - SUN 10 JUNE Primavera Sound Festival Porto 2012 Porto, Portugal
SAT 9 JUNE Círculo Del Arte Toledo, Spain
MON 11 JUNE Roter Salon Berlin, Germany
TUE 12 JUNE Village Underground London, UK
THU 14 JUNE Nouveau Casino Paris, France
WED 27 JUNE - SUN 8 JULY Summerfest 2012 Milwaukee, WI, US
WED 27 JUNE Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park Louisville, KY, US
THU 28 JUNE Plush St Louis, MO, US
SAT 30 JUNE First Avenue Minneapolis, MN, US
THU 5 JULY Twilight Concert Series @ Pioneer Park Salt Lake City, UT, US
FRI 20 JULY Deer Lake Park Vancouver, BC, Canada
SAT 21 JULY White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA, US
SUN 22 JULY Mcmenamin's Historic Edgefield Manor Troutdale, OR, US
WED 25 JULY Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO, US
SUN 29 JULY The Lawn at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN, US
MON 30 JULY Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH, US
TUE 31 JULY Fox Theatre Detroit, MI, US
THU 2 AUGUST Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto, ON, Canada
FRI 3 AUGUST - SUN 5 AUGUST Lollapalooza 2012 Chicago, IL, US
FRI 3 AUGUST - SUN 5 AUGUST Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2012 Montreal, QC, Canada
FRI 10 AUGUST - SUN 12 AUGUST Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival 2012 San Francisco, CA, US
FRI 10 AUGUST - SUN 12 AUGUST La Route Du Rock Summer Collection 2012 Saint-Malo, France
FRI 17 AUGUST - SUN 19 AUGUST Green Man Festival 2012 Powys, UK
SAT 27 OCTOBER HMV Institute Digbeth, UK
SUN 28 OCTOBER O2 ABC 2 Glasgow, UK
MON 29 OCTOBER Vicar Street Dublin, Ireland
TUE 30 OCTOBER Ritz Manchester Manchester, UK
THU 1 NOVEMBER HMV Forum London, UK