The Walkmen

Formed 2000.

NY indie rock/post punk band

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The Walkmen interview with Stuart Maconie

Hamilton and Paul of The Walkmen are in the studio for a chat with Stuart Maconie.

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The Walkmen are an indie rock band, with members based in New York City and Philadelphia. The band formed in 2000 with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater—Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass), and Matt Barrick (drums)—and two from The Recoys, Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). Bauer attended Maret School in Washington, D.C., while the other band members attended St. Albans, also in Washington.

They prefer the sound of vintage musical instruments, particularly the upright piano, and have often recorded at Marcata Recording, a recording studio built in Harlem in 1999 by the three former members of Jonathan Fire*Eater. A house engineer later relocated the name to upstate New York.

Peter Bauer was quoted on November 29, 2013, as saying the band was going on "extreme hiatus.". Leithauser has since mentioned that he "wished that hadn't been said".

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Heaven

    Heaven 2012

    Reviewed by Chris Beanland
    A record with the power to grab your heart, like an ex-lover you just can't shake off.
  2. Review of Lisbon

    Lisbon 2010

    Reviewed by Reef Younis
    A collation and culmination of their finest work in years.
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