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Matt Berninger Shares Video For New Song “Distant Axis”

Serpentine Prison Due Out October 2 via Book/Concord

Jul 17, 2020

Matt Berninger of The National is releasing his debut solo album, Serpentine Prison, on October 2 via Book, Berninger’s new imprint with Concord. Now he has shared another song from it, “Distant Axis,” via a video for it.  More

Walter Martin – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

“I’m an optimistic person but not necessarily about the future of our world.”

Apr 21, 2020

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with Walter Martin (formerly of The Walkmen). More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Walter Martin, Fiona Apple, I Break Horses, The Death of Pop, and More

Plus Muzz, Ela Minus, Austra, Faye Webster, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 17, 2020

Welcome to the fifteenth Songs of the Week of 2020. It’s another week under lockdown, with lots of debate on when things can get back to normal. Still not anytime soon it seems.  More

Apr 15, 2020

Walter Martin (formerly of The Walkmen) has shared a hilarious new COVD-19 themed song, “Quarantine Boogie (Loco),” that features guest vocals from Matt Berninger of The National. It was shared via a video that also features Berninger. More

Premiere: Walter Martin “Me & McAlevey”

From Forthcoming Solo Album Reminisce Bar & Grill

Feb 09, 2018

What makes Walter Martin's (co-writer, multi- instrumentalist of the Walkmen) songwriting so welcome is often his blunt observational humor. His penetrating new song "Me & McAlevey" from his forthcoming solo album Reminisce Bar & Grill isn't without Martin's keen wit but tugs more on the emotional strings. It opens beautifully in the way an old Walkmen ballad might. Under the Radar is happy to share the premiere of the second single from the new album. More

May 21, 2014

“We Like the Zoo,” a track from Walter Martin’s family-friendly debut solo album We’re All Young Together has gotten an equally playful video.  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 10, 2014

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


Interviews

Walter Martin – COVID-19 Quarantine Artist Check In

“I’m an optimistic person but not necessarily about the future of our world.”

Apr 21, 2020

We are checking in with musicians during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to see how they are dealing with everything. What has their home quarantine experience been like so far and how is the crisis impacting both their career and art? Here we check in with Walter Martin (formerly of The Walkmen). More

May 03, 2018

The response to figures in art is strongest either when they are mysterious or when they are relatable; when their opacity fascinates or their transparency disarms. It is rare, and something that might only come along when you've followed an artist for many years, when the same figure encompasses that polarity. More

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


Reviews

Arts and Leisure

Arts and Leisure

Ile Flottante Music

Feb 02, 2016

When your longtime band calls it quits, it can be a challenge setting off on your own and finding your own voice. The Walkmen's Walter Martin took a fairly unconventional path, first with his 2014 solo debut, We're All Young Togetheran album geared towards families with farfetched stories about things like rattlesnakes and chimpanzeesand next with this year's largely arts-centric Arts and Leisure. More

We’re All Young Together

We’re All Young Together

Family Jukebox

May 13, 2014

We're All Young Together is the kid-friendly, guest-bloated solo debut from Walter Martin, who served as a multi-instrumentalist in The Walkmen for nearly 15 years. More