Here at WTGR we got a lot of love for The Walkmen. In fact, we named their last record, Lisbon, the sixth best of 2010. We are then, appropriately excited about Heaven, its follow-up to be released on 4th June.
Finally, we have something concrete to get our ears round – Heaven‘s first single, er, Heaven. It’s clear from the off that producer Phil Ek has really helped these guys.
In an exclusive interview with Pitchfork, frontman Hamilton Leithauser clarified: “You know, this was the easiest one to make, honestly! Part of it might just be that I’m used to how bad it can be. Phil and our manager set a schedule for recording, and I saw it and was like, “That will never happen.” But it happened! On the day we were supposed to finish the record, we finished it. That never happened before.”
New The Walkmen. Who said Mondays sucked?