The Walkmen “In The New Year” Single

The Walkmen, whose latest effort You and Me drops September 16th on Gigantic Music, have released the first single “In The New Year,” available for streaming.

jessica mcginley/popwreckoning.com

With some romance and drama, You and Me harnesses a sense of classic live-band production into meticulously constructed, unique-sounding rock songs. The sound would definitely not be mistaken for old, but it would be impossible to ignore the most timeless influences. The new record offers a distinctive twist to the“Walkmen” sound of their first three records. Each song shows focus and an up-beat enthusiasm apparent in all lyrics, music, and performances. It is a long record, clocking in at just under an hour, and it presents a wide range of ideas. The pacing is very important, as the band felt it was essential to set the right tone, and show each song in its proper light.

You and Me is a solid and complex showcase of inspired songwriting. Romantic and celebratory, this is the sound of The Walkmen returning to classic form.

Tracklisting:
01. Dónde está la Playa
02. Flamingos (for Colbert)
03. On the Water
04. In the New Year
05. Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch)
06. Postcards from Tiny Islands
07. Red Moon
08. Canadian Girl
09. Four Provinces
10. Long Time Ahead of Us
11. The Blue Route
12. New Country
13. I Lost You
14. If Only It Were True

Tour Dates:
8/18: Bowery Ballroom, New York
8/19: Bowery Ballroom, New York
8/21: Troubadour, Los Angeles
8/22: Troubadour, Los Angeles
8/23 : Outside Lands Festival, San Francisco, CA
8/27: Doug Fir, Portland
8/28: Richards on Richard, Vancouver (co-bill w/ Man Man)
8/29: Rifflandia Festival, Victoria (Black Mountain, Destroyer, etc.)
8/30: Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle

The Walkmen: website | myspace | stream “In The New Year”

*Photo: Jessica McGinley, PopWreckoning.com

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