The Walkmen, Back with 'Hundred Miles' A bunch of friends from high school form a rock band, united by the dream of getting heard -- and against long odds, it happens. But then comes the rock 'n' roll nightmare: After a first flash of exposure, the band spends the next few years trying to replicate its success. This could have happened to the Walkmen, which formed when most of its members were in high school, at St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. A Hundred Miles Off, the third Walkmen CD, came out recently.
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The Walkmen, Back with 'Hundred Miles'

The Walkmen, Back with 'Hundred Miles'

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A Hundred Miles Off is the third release from New York-based rockers, the Walkmen. hide caption

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A bunch of friends from high school form a band. They share the rock-and-roll dream of getting heard, and against long odds, it happens.

Then many bands live the rock-and-roll nightmare: They spend years trying to replicate that initial success.

This could have happened to the Walkmen — which formed when most of its members were in high school in Washington, D.C. — but it didn't. The band has just released its third CD, A Hundred Miles Off.