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The Walkmen in Studio on World Cafe 5/28/09

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The Walkmen: Rerouting Pop Music

The Walkmen: Rerouting Pop Music

The Walkmen in Studio on World Cafe 5/28/09

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Set List

  • "I Lost You"
  • "Donde Esta La Playa"
  • "In the New Year"
  • "Canadian Girl"

Fresh from their tour with Kings of Leon, The Walkmen's members continue their unconventional route through the modern pop world with their latest record, You & Me. After two years of writing and recording in Philadelphia and New York studios, hundreds of 8-track tapes were ultimately cast aside as the band settled on the songs for the new album.

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You & Me provides a cohesive demonstration of the band's refining process. Drowning in instrumental reverb and the bellowing warmness of Hamilton Leithauser's vocals, the album contains a greater sense of energy and intimacy than their previous works. In a session with host David Dye, the band performs material from its new album.

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Album
You & Me
Artist
The Walkmen
Label
Gigantic
Released
2008

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