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). All but Bauer attended St. Albans in Washington, D.C.
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 and later relocated to upstate New York.
The Walkmen announced November 29, 2013, that they were going on “extreme hiatus,” With the exception of a couple of shows.

Hamilton Leithauser Releases Video for "5AM" from his album 'Black Hours,'

Hamilton Leithauser Releases Video for “5AM”

Hamilton Leithauser has unveiled the music video for the track “5AM”, taken from his debut album Black Hours, which was released in June via Ribbon Music. Watch the video HERE. Directed by Tristan Patterson, whose debut feature “Dragon Slayer” won the title of Best Documentary at the 2011 SXSW Film Festival, the video was filmed in Los Angeles. Having just wrapped some dates with Spoon and Broken Bells:

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Hamilton Leithauser Lead Singer of the The Walkmen, shares his favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions

Hamilton leithauser Shares His Favourite LPs

Hamilton Leithauser Lead Singer of the The Walkmen (on hiatus), shares his favourite five albums with Northern Transmissions, His first solo album ‘Black Hours’ is now out on Ribbon Music, Some of his picks include records by Minor Threat, Bad Brains, and The Rolling Stones. Hamilton Leithauser starts his European tour November 7th in London, England with Spoon:

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Hamilton Leithauser Shares new video for his new single 'I Don't Need Anyone' off his latest LP 'Black Hours' Leithauser plays live 7/25 in Newport, RI

Hamilton Leithauser Shares New Video

Hamilton Leithauser has unveiled the video for new single ‘I Don’t Need Anyone’, which is out on September 8th through Ribbon Music. The track is taken from Hamilton’s current album Black Hours. It’s directed by Black Hours collaborator,

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Northern Transmissions interviews Hamilton Leithauser lead singer for The Walkmen (on hiatus) his solo album Black Hours comes out June 3 on Ribbon/Domino

Interview with Hamilton Leithauser

I have been writing these songs for quite a long time. They were never actually planned to be released on a solo album. I had written the songs on my own, because that’s how the band wrote,

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