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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 | Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (Vinyl Re-issue)

The Walkmen released their debut record Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone 10 years ago this month — they're celebrating with the release of a limited run of high-fidelity vinyl.
The Walkmen (2011)
By P. NICK CURRAN  |  January 20, 2012

[phlipcam video] The Walkmen @ Royale

Hamilton Leithauser sounds exactly the same live as he does on wax. Gritty and histrionic. That's not what surprised me most about The Walkmen's show...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  October 08, 2010

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

Return 2 Pinkwood

Seekonk's Web site has been abandoned and is now a home for spam.
The once and future Seekonk
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  September 24, 2010

[phlipcam video CLASSIC] The Walkmen, "Angela Surf City"

I had forgotten about this.About a year ago, I caught the Walkmen at the Middle East and sneaked some video of them playing a then-untitled...
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 16, 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

Les Savy Fav | Root for Ruin

Les Savy Fav's fifth studio album finds the veteran Brooklyn quintet further channeling the gonzo energy of their live show, and with winning results.
Frenchkiss Records (2010)
By MICHAEL GRIMES  |  August 27, 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

VIDEO: The Walkmen do a new song and some old favorites

As you can hear Hamilton Leithauser say, the song in the video above from Friday night's Walkmen show is one they had written fairly recently....
By Ryan Stewart  |  September 20, 2009


2008 Listravaganza!

We are not at all sick of bands with animal names yet and seem to have a soft spot for Erykah Badu that we kept very hush about all year.
An absolute glut of cruelly reductive Top 10 lists from our dedicated staff of tirelessly enthusiastic writers
By BOSTON PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  December 24, 2008

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

The Walkmen Pre-Release New Album For Charity

  The Walkmen have released their new album You & Me three weeks early online with all proceeds going to New York City's Sloan-Kettering Cancer...
By Paul Driscoll  |  July 31, 2008

Going on sale: July 18, 2008

The Walkmen, Ray LaMontagne, Jonathan Richman, Gang Gang Dance, Paul Weller, and Henry Rollins.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  July 15, 2008

Kaiser Chiefs

If familiarity really did breed contempt, well, Kaiser Chiefs wouldn’t stand much chance of winning any new friends.
Yours Truly, Angry Mob | Universal
By MATT ASHARE  |  April 03, 2007


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

Sounds like awesome

Citadel sound like every great psych-rock band from the late ’60s, and Modern Syndrome sound like every great indie-rock band from the ’90s.
Citadel and Modern Syndrome put their influences to bed
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  February 07, 2007

The IFC Soundtrack

The bridge between independent film and indie rock has been getting easier and easier to cross with the rise of a new generation of directors weaned on music videos and the multimedia underground.
Indie rock for indie movies
By MATT ASHARE  |  December 04, 2006

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