The Walkmen: Rock's Rising Stars

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The Walkmen's members have been friends since they were in elementary school in Washington, D.C., but only formed in 1999 out of the ashes of Jonathan Fire*Eater and Recoy. Since then, the group has become one of rock's rising stars, with a taut, infectious sound and a gift for bold pop hooks.

The band's latest album is an ambitious undertaking: a remake of Pussy Cats, the oft-misunderstood and highly eclectic album John Lennon and Harry Nilsson recorded in 1974. To do justice to the source material, The Walkmen gathered a bunch of friends, a string quartet, 41 backup singers, a glockenspiel, several kazoos and more. The disc arrived at the beginning of this year, a mere eight months after the release of The Walkmen's solid A Hundred Miles Off.

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