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The Walkmen
The Walkmen

Background information
Origin New York City/Washington, D.C., United States
Genre(s) Indie Rock
Garage Rock
Surf Rock
Post-punk Revival
Years active 2000—present
Label(s) Bella Union
Fat Possum Records
Fierce Panda Records
StarTime International
Record Collection
Gigantic Records
Associated acts Jonathan Fire*Eater
Flashy Python
The Recoys
Website Website
Hamilton Leithauser
Paul Maroon
Walter Martin
Peter Bauer
Matt Barrick

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The Walkmen are an American 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.

Lisbon (2010) You & Me (2008) Pussy Cats (2006) A Hundred Miles Off (2006) Bows + Arrows (2004) Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone (2002)

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Mona, The Walkmen To Support Kings Of Leon At UK Gigs

March 15, 2011
Mona and The Walkmen have been added to the support line-up for Kings Of Leon's UK gigs this summer. The band are due to play some of their biggest ever UK dates, including two outdoor concerts in London's Hyde Park.  Read more 

The Walkmen Announce 2011 UK Tour

October 18, 2010
The Walkmen have announced details of a UK tour, which is set to take place next year. The band will play six dates, starting in Glasgow on January 19 and concluding in Brighton on January 26.  Read more 

The Walkmen Announce New Album Details

June 20, 2008
New York indie rockers The Walkmen have announced the tracklisting and release date for their forthcoming album ‘You and Me’. The follow up to 2006’s ‘A Hundred Miles Off’ will be released in America on August 19, while a European release is yet to be confirmed.  Read more 

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