The Walkmen

Lisbon Story

The Walkmen  LisbonFaithful to their schedule of releasing a record every two years, New Yorkers The Walkmen will have their new offering ready for the end of this summer. In February we learned of their deal with Fat Possum, the label that for the past two years has regenerated from a bastion of the rawest blues to number in its ranks such North American pop and indie rock idols as Adam Green, Andrew Bird, Wavves and Crocodiles. After four months of polishing and adjusting levels at the mixing desk, the album will be available around 14th September. The follow up to the celebrated “You & Me” (Talitres, 2008) will be titled “Lisbon”. The record includes 11 songs selected from the three dozen tracks composed last year by Hamilton Leithauser and co. - some of them in Lisbon, ergo the title. The album moves between pop and vintage rock –it’s a tad more raw and dynamic, say its creators- and was recorded between Brooklyn and Philadelphia with the helping hand of Chris Zane ( Les Savy Fav, The Rakes and Passion Pit are all on his CV) and John Congleton (you’ll find him on the recording credits of Modest Mouse, The Roots and St. Vincent) on production duties. While we wait for the definitive tracklist, you can check the artwork of “Lisbon”.

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