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The Walkmen fill in the gaps

Nothing on the seventh Walkmen release is remotely as jarring as their 2004 masterpiece, "The Rat," a song that had frontman Hamilton Leithauser howling over frenetic guitars and a wildly crashing drumbeat.

By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  October 12, 2012

The Walkmen refuse to break stride

"My lord, where's the satisfaction? It's all uphill for me," croons Hamilton Leithauser in "Victory," a standout track from the Walkmen's new Lisbon (Fat Possum), and a perfect example of the sort of musty and swelling anthems the New York band — who c
Slow and steady
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  October 01, 2010

Review: The Walkmen | Lisbon

If the Walkmen were home décor, they'd be an old snowshoe hung above a mantel.
Fat Possum
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  September 10, 2010

Born Ruffians | Say It

Over the past half of Warp’s robust 20-year run, the label’s enduring legacy as a vanguard force in electronic music has drifted as its tastes have gone positively eclectic. The mixed-media future folk of Bibio, the experimental soul of Jamie Lidell, th
Warp (2010)
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  May 28, 2010

Review: The Walkmen at Middle East

It was strange to see the sparse instrumentation from which NYC’s The Walkmen drew their atmospheric, honey-dipped sound last Friday at the Middle East.
 The Walkmen, live at Middle East downstairs on September 18, 2009
By DAVID BOFFA  |  September 25, 2009

Photos: The Walkmen

The Walkmen live at the Middle East downstairs, September 18, 2009
The Walkmen live at the Middle East downstairs, September 18, 2009
By SARAH VIERA  |  September 25, 2009


Hotter than ever

The Hot Club Waterfront Festival returns this weekend with a lineup as diverse as the melting pot of 21-plus partygoers who will fill South Water Street throughout the weekend.
A rich lineup at the Hot Club Waterfront Festival
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 03, 2008

Cover bands

It’s one thing to cover a Beatles or Harry Nilsson tune, another to cover a whole album.
Meet the Smithereens! and Pussy Cats
By BRETT MILANO  |  February 13, 2007

Lost in Boston

Walkmen songs, both live and on record, want to be gigantic.
The Walkmen slayed at Avalon: where the hell were you?
By VICKI G. SIOLOS  |  June 30, 2006

The Walkmen

Granted the best song here is a big dig on the city of Boston, and Hamilton Leithauser’s reedy voice has gone from Dylanesque to Dylan forgery, and there’s no one massive track to rally behind.
A Hundred Miles Off | Record Collection
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  June 16, 2006