You could make a pretty easy argument for The Walkmen being America’s most reliable band; the New York revivalists are simply very good at delivering competent material on two year intervals.
And well, it’s getting close to two years. Today the band told Spin that they already have 16 songs completed with Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Built to Spill, The Shins) behind the boards. They’re shooting for a summer release on Fat Possum/Bella Union. As someone who’s seen the band play a few of the new tunes on their recent tour, I can confirm that they haven’t lost their touch.
"You do everything you can to sound different, but in the end you always sound like the band you are,” says frontman Hamilton Leithouser. “We've done a lot of rock in the past, and Phil has made the new stuff rock really hard." You can listen to a performance of 2010’s “Angela Surf City” below, in case you forgot how well The Walkmen rock really hard. [Spin]