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Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Announce Tour Dates

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Out Now via Glassnote

Oct 17, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and released a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on last month via Glassnote.  More

Listen: Stream the New Album by Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Sep 16, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, next Friday (September 23) via Glassnote (it's out today on vinyl).  More

Watch: Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Perform “A 1000 Times” on “Colbert”

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Sep 13, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23 via Glassnote (it's out September 16 on vinyl).  More

Listen: The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam - “When the Truth Is…”

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote

Aug 26, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) have teamed up and are releasing a collaborative album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine, on September 23 via Glassnote. More

The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser and Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Announce Album, Share New Song

I Had a Dream That You Were Mine Due Out September 23 via Glassnote, Listen to "In a Black Out"

Aug 05, 2016

Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend) recently teamed up for the collaborative song "A 1000 Times." Now the duo has announced a whole album together and shared another new song, "In a Black Out," which is below.  More

Jul 22, 2016

Rostam Batmanglij recently announced that he had left Vampire Weekend and would be releasing music under his first name and shared a couple of solo songs. Now Rostam has teamed up with Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (who have been on hiatus for awhile now) for a new collaborative song, "A 1000 Times." More

Nov 21, 2014

Releasing his debut solo album Black Hours earlier this year The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser has shared a new non-album track titled, "Room For Forgiveness." More

May 20, 2014

Just a little while longer until he releases his debut solo album Black HoursThe Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser has premiered an official lyric video for the included track "I Retired." More

Listen: The Walkmen’s Walter Martin - “Hey Sister”

Debut Solo Album We're All Young Together Out May 13

Apr 25, 2014

On May 13 The Walkmen's Walter Martin will release his debut solo album We're All Young Together. More

Apr 08, 2014

On May 13 The Walkmen's Walter Martin will release his new solo album We're All Young Together. More

Feb 25, 2014

Following initial reports of its existence last year, The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser has officially announced the release of his debut solo album, Black Hours. More

Watch: The Walkmen Perform “We’ve Been Had” At Their “Final” Show

"This is the end. This is the last thing we'll ever do."

Feb 17, 2014

Over the weekend The Walkmen appeared in New Orleans at the Rock On Foundation's first Alt-Star Party to celebrate the NBA All-Star Game, performing what will supposedly be their final show as a band. More

Feb 10, 2014

Recently committed to a prolonged hiatus, various members of The Walkmen have turned their attention to their own individual projects. More

Jan 08, 2014

After announcing an indefinite hiatus last month and performing their supposed last show, The Walkmen back-peddled a bit yesterday when they announced that they would be performing the Rock On Foundation's first Alt-Star Party during New Orleans' NBA All-Star Weekend. More

The Walkmen Announce Indefinite Hiatus

Band "Has No Future Plans"

Dec 02, 2013

With a single show left in support of their 2012 album HeavenThe Walkmen have announced plans to take a rather extended vacation from music for a while, at least with each other. More

The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser Working on Solo LP

With Members of Vampire Weekend, The Shins, and Fleet Foxes

Aug 22, 2013

Hamilton Leithauser, frontman for New York's The Walkmen, is reportedly working on solo album at work on a new solo album. More

Nov 14, 2012

Lending a hand in the relief efforts after Hurricane Sandy, several New York-based musicians and their friends will join together for a special benefit concert. More

Oct 29, 2012

The Walkmen have announced that they will embark on a new tour this coming January with folk artist Father John Misty. More

The Walkmen To Release Limited Edition 7’’

Unreleased Tracks "Dance With Your Partner" and "Vermeer '65."

Oct 03, 2012

The Walkmen have announced that they will release a limited edition 7'' single on Nov. 6, featuring previously unreleased tracks "Dance With Your Partner" and "Vermeer '65." More

Watch: The Walkman Play “Conan”

Perform "Love is Luck" and "We Can't Be Beat"

Sep 14, 2012

Still dishing out the goods for the late night viewer The Walkmen made an appearance as the musical guest on Conan yesterday, performing their new single "Love Is Luck" off this year's Heaven. More

Aug 22, 2012

Last night The Walkmen graced the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater visiting as the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman. More

CMJ Music Marathon 2012 Announces Initial Lineup

The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, Opossom, GZA, DIIV, Dent May, Foxygen, The Love Language, Com Truise, and more

Aug 22, 2012

The CMJ Music Marathon 2012 has just released the initial line up for its October 16-20 run in New York City. Artists include The Walkmen, The Mountain Goats, The Love Language, Dent May, Kimbra, GZA, OFF!, Foxygen, Opossom, The Stepkids, Arthur Beatrice, Com Truise, DIIV, Exitmusic, Electric Guest, Prince Rama, The Presets, and more. More

Jul 11, 2012

After debuting a music video for their Heaven track "The Love You Love" just a matter of days ago, The Walkmen have turned right around to deliver a sweeping love letter to New York City in their video for "Heartbreaker." More

Jul 09, 2012

The Walkmen, still supporting the band's newest album Heaven, have unveiled a new music video for their standout track "The Love You Love."  More

Watch: The Walkmen Play “Fallon”

Perform "Heaven," "The Love You Love"

Jun 06, 2012

Before kicking off a massive North American tour tonight at New York's Bowery Ballroom, The Walkmen stopped by 30 Rock to appear as the musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. More

Jun 04, 2012

Announcing last month a number of North American tour dates, many alongside Florence and the Machine, The Walkmen have decided to extend their stay on the road through the coming fall. More

Watch: The Walkmen -  “Heaven” Video

Blasting Through the Blast

May 30, 2012

With their new album Heaven seeing its release yesterday, The Walkmen have now premiered a memory-filled music video for the album's title track. More

Listen: Sigur Rós Streams New Album

As Does Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Regina Spektor, and The Walkmen

May 21, 2012

After debuting their new album Valtari in full through a time-zone traveling stream, Icelandic instrumenalists Sigur Rós have now offered the eight-track effort to the online community with more open-ended accessibility. More

May 15, 2012

The Walkmen’s new album Heaven streets on May 29. Ahead of that, they’ll release the titled track as a 7”. Ahead of that is this B-Side “The House You Made.”  More

May 08, 2012

Having already offered up early listens to a number of tracks off their forthcoming album HeavenThe Walkmen have added one more to the queue with a steady-builder entitled "We Can't Be Beat." More

May 02, 2012

Having already gotten a good taste of things to come from The Walkmen's forthcoming LP Heaven with streams of its title track and "Heartbreaker," the band has allowed yet another cut "Southern Heart" to surface online. More

Listen: The Walkmen - “Heartbreaker”

Another New Track Off Heaven

Apr 18, 2012

Just days after premiering the official recorded version of their upcoming album's title track "Heaven," The Walkmen have allowed another cut from the record to surface. More

Listen: The Walkmen - “Heaven”

Stream New Album's Title Track

Apr 16, 2012

On June 5, The Walkmen will release their seventh full-length album Heaven. More

Watch: The Walkmen Perform New Song “Heaven”

Title Track Off Upcoming Album

Apr 02, 2012

As previously reportedThe Walkmen will soon release their seventh LP, Heaven, on June 5. More

Mar 29, 2012

The Walkmen have announced that they are to release their new album, Heaven, on June 5 via Fat Possum/Bella Union. More

The Walkmen Cover U2

In Honor of a Completed Album

Mar 08, 2012

The Walkmen have finished up work on their new album, the follow-up to 2010’s Lisbon. What better way to celebrate than with some very silly U2 covers? Well, that’s the idea anyway.  More

Photos from Austin City Limits 2011 Day Two including Arcade Fire, Elbow, and Fleet Foxes

Plus Empire of the Sun, Broken Social Scene, The Head and the Heart Plus More.

Sep 21, 2011

Check out photos from Day Three of ACL Music Festival 2011 in Austin, TX including Arcade Fire, Fleet Foxes, Elbow, Dale Earnhart Jr. Jr. Empire of the Sun, and more. More

Listen: The Walkmen Cover Johnny Cash

“Darlin’ Companion”/“Wanted Man”/”Mr. Lonesome”

Sep 08, 2011

The Walkmen recently swung by the KEXP studios in Seattle. We have the audio.  More

Fleet Foxes Announce New Tour Dates

Includes Dates with The Walkmen and European Shows

Jul 26, 2011

Fleet Foxes have announced more tour dates in support of May release Helplessness Blues. More

Feb 28, 2011

The Walkmen do some deep-sea diving in their newest video "Orange Sunday." We have the video. More

The Walkmen Take a Snow Day

New Video: “While I Shovel the Snow”

Feb 25, 2011

The Walkmen head out into the brutal New York winter in new video “While I Shovel the Snow.”  We have the clip.  More

Watch: The Walkmen Get “Juvenile” on TV

Band Performed on Letterman

Jan 07, 2011

Indie rock group The Walkmen paid a visit to the Late Show with David Letterman last night. More

Aug 13, 2010

The Walkmen stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to preview a new tune from their sixth full-length, Lisbon. They performed the aptly-titled surf-rock anthem,"Angela Surf City." Lead singer Hamilton Leithauser, nearly shreds his larynx by the track's end. Check it out, indie boys and girls. The NYC/Philly indie-rockers have several dates this fall. Check them out at their website. Lisbon drops September 14th via Fat Possum. More

The Walkmen Head to Lisbon on New Album

Out September 14th on Fat Possum

Jun 17, 2010

Two years after You & Me, The Walkmen are returning with Lisbon (out September 14th on Fat Possum). We have the details.  More

Photos from SXSW 2010 Day 1 - Spoon, Sharon Jones, The Walkmen, and more

Also A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, and more

Mar 21, 2010

Staff photographer and Under the Radar's Co-Publisher/Co-Founder, Wendy Lynch Redfern, was down in Austin, Texas for SXSW 2010. Check out a gallery of her photos from the first day of the music portion of SXSW 2010. The gallery includes photos of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Casiokids, Everything Everything, Findlay Brown, Oh No Ono, The Walkmen, and Spoon. More

The Walkmen Sign to Fat Possum, Line Up Performances

Band to Play MOMA, SXSW, and Brooklyn’s The Bell House

Feb 10, 2010

New York-based rockers The Walkmen recently signed to Fat Possum. While busy recording their follow-up to 2008's You & Me, they're finding time to step outside the studio and perform a few one-off gigs. We have the info. More


Interviews

My Firsts: Walter Martin

Martin on the First Album He Bought, His First Celebrity Crush, and the First Times He Got Drunk and Got Fired

May 06, 2016

My Firsts is our email interview series where we ask musicians to tell us about their first life experiences, be it early childhood ones (first word, first concert, etc.) or their first tastes of being a musician (first band, first tour, etc.). Read on as Martin talks about the first album he bought, his first favorite song, his first major disappointment, his first celebrity crush, and the first times he got drunk and got fired. More

2015 Artist Survey: Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen

Leithauser on Streaming Music, the Election, Gun Control, Getting Older, and Listening to Pop Music with His Daughter

Feb 22, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Hamilton Leithauser. Leithauser's band, The Walkmen, may be on "extreme hiatus" (as they announced in November of 2013), but in 2014 Ribbon Music released the singer's debut solo album, Black Hours. More

The End: Hamilton Leithauser on Endings and Death

"There is something noble in being eaten by something large-like a bear, a shark, or a python."

Apr 24, 2015

To end out the week, we ask Hamilton Leithauser some questions about endings and death. More


Reviews

Heaven

Heaven

Fat Possum

May 29, 2012

For their seventh album, HeavenThe Walkmen hired Phil Ek (Built To Spill, The Shins, Modest Mouse, Les Savy Fav, etc.) to handle production duties. It's safe to assume this choice had something to do with The Walkmen opening for Fleet Foxes last year, as Ek produced both of Fleet Foxes' LPs. More

Lisbon

Lisbon

Fat Possum

Sep 19, 2010

It’s hard to forget the frenetic, desperate energy of The Walkmen’s breakout album, 2004’s Bows + Arrows, when listening to just about everything else they’ve recorded.  More