We’ve already heard two new cuts from The Walkmen’s upcoming album Heaven, namely “Heaven” and “Heartbreaker,” both of which found the band in an energetic and purposeful mood. “We Can’t Be Beat” is a stripped back number centred around an acoustic guitar and Hamilton Leithauser’s voice, and subtly builds into one of the most joyous songs they’ve ever recorded.
Listen to “We Can’t Be Beat” below and look for Heaven coming out through Fat Possum on June 5th.
Plugging away since 1999, The National finally hit mainstream success with the release of their 2010 album High Violet. Of course, this entailed their first world tour, but in the new documentary Mistaken For Strangers, it’s only the backdrop for the relationship between lead singer Matt Berninger and his younger brother Tom, who had no idea that these short videos he was shooting would turn into a public document of their troubled, if still loving brotherhood.
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