The Walkmen joined Jason Bentley on Morning Becomes Eclectic on KCRW to play a few live songs including the title track from their newest album, Heaven, released on Fat Possum Records this May. After ten years and seven albums, lead singer, Hamilton Leithauser, tells Bentley, "It was a shocker for us to find out that we'd been around that long, actually, that we'd made it...And we're still here, still kicking."
Heaven was a challenge for The Walkmen, but a welcomed one. Looking to change their sound, "Heaven" is less raw than past singles but its composure is certainly admirable. The track translates well to this live performance with smooth instrumentals and crisp vocals.
If you dig this, check out the full session here: KCRW.com/TheWalkmen
The Walkmen are playing tonight in San Diego and heading east through the states on an international tour through November. For dates: TheWalkmen.com/Shows