Since debuting in 2000 in New York City, the indie rock band known as The Walkmen has always lived up to the hype. Even before they went to high school together at St. Albans in D.C., Ham, Paul, Walt, Pete and Matt were playing on vintage musical instruments. When their debut album came out in 2002, critics were overwhelmingly positive: the band’s “popular” style was somehow “rare, […] like U2 or the Cure,” according to Pitchfork. Five albums later, the compliments keep coming, despite the band’s move to sadder, darker songs. With their seventh album coming out June 4 and their first album hitting its 10-year anniversary, the group is touring Europe and North America this summer, with several dates in conjunction with Florence + The Machine.
Yep, that teaser post was no April Fool’s joke. As if the first six acts that BCA finagled weren’t kickass enough, they decided to drop one more bomb on us: NYC/Philly indie rockers THE WALKMEN are joining the Saturday night lineup!
Currently touring to support their seventh album, Heaven, due out on June 5, the Walkmen should be a pretty dank complement to the electro-fueled bands and hippity hoppers sharing the stage with them on Saturday. That being said, they’re good, but they’re no Beets…
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