Walkmen 'A Hundred Miles' off with New Record

Published: 2006-02-16
Indie rockers Walkmen are promising that their newest record, A Hundred Miles Off, really isn't that far out of reach.

The New York band, led by Hamilton Leithauser, was created when two other bands, Jonathan Fire Eater and the Recoys, broke up. Matt Barrick, Walter Martin, and Paul Maroon from Jonathan Fire Eater came together with the Recoys' Leithauser and Peter Bauer to form Walkmen.

The band is known for its style of using vintage musical instruments and recording with old-style analog recording equipment to create a unique sound that has gained much critical praise for musical experimentation.

The band's second CD, 2004's Bows and Arrows, was heralded by many rock critics. But it was also accepted into the mainstream, with tunes like "What's in It for Me?" and "Little House of Savages" making it onto the prime-time teen drama with the hot soundtrack, The O.C.

Walkmen's newest album is slated for release on May 23rd and took the band about a year to finish.

Prior to the release of A Hundred Miles Off, the band will play a couple of dates with the Pogues in March and perform at the Coachella Festival in California in April. The band plans a full tour of the US and the UK after the album's release.

Here's what will be on the new record:

"Danny's at the Wedding"
"Good for You's Good for Me"
"Emma, Get Me a Lemon"
"All Hands and the Cook"
"Lost in Boston"
"Don't Get Me Down (Come on Over Here)"
"This Job Is Killing Me"
"Tenley Town"
"Brandy Alexander"
"Always After You ('Til You Started After Me)"
"Another One Goes By"

Writer: Michelle Garcia



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