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Hamilton Leithauser, Live In Concert

Hear the Walkmen singer in a stirring, soulful concert, recorded live at Joe's Pub in New York City on April 16. Leithauser's solo debut is titled Black Hours.

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The Walkmen In Concert

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The Walkmen's sound is characterized by its simplicity — urgent guitars, driving drums and, of course, the voice of Hamilton Leithauser, who seems to bellow, howl and croon simultaneously.

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The Walkmen On World Cafe

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The critically-acclaimed indie-rock band recently released a new album, Lisbon. Hear one of the most compelling acts today bring its moody swagger to the WXPN studios in Philadelphia.

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