The Walkmen sure know how to keep up the pace. With Lisbon still comfortably relevant in this writer’s, for one, rotation, their new album approaches. Titled Heaven, the album releases June 5th, and we have the title track and first single for your listening pleasure.
As for the album, in an interview with Pitchfork, frontman Hamilton Leithauser declared it, “a more lush-sounding album,” also explaining the process of recording was the smoothest the band’s ever managed. Sounds promising!
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.
We talk with Israeli rockers Vaadat Charigim about some of their favorite records.
We talk with Yvonne Ambree and Jesse Barnes of Take Berlin about some of the records which influenced the recording of their debut EP, Lionize.
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