The Walkmen perform in The Current studio

by Mac Wilson, Peter Valelly

The Walkmen perform "Heaven" from their new record of the same name. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  1. Listen The Walkmen perform live in The Current studio

    Jul 2, 2012

The New York City-based quintet the Walkmen have cemented their status as one of indie rock's most accomplished and talented acts in the ten years since they released their debut album. Their jagged, post-punk influenced sound has steadily mellowed and expanded, and singer Hamilton Leithauser's songwriting has matured as well.

The band's latest album Heaven, recorded last winter in the Pacific Northwest, bears the fruit of that maturation, finding the band reflecting on the complexities of adulthood over the course of thirteen clever, lovely songs. Currently touring the US in support of that record, the band took some time to stop by The Current studios and chat with Mac Wilson.

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    Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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    Paul Maroon of the Walkmen (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • New York City indie mainstays The Walkmen.
    New York City indie mainstays The Walkmen. (Courtesy of Fat Possum Records)
  • Walter Martin of The Walkmen
    Walter Martin of The Walkmen (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Peter Bauer of The Walkmen
    Peter Bauer of The Walkmen (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen
    Hamilton Leithauser of The Walkmen (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
  • Matt Barrick drummer for The Walkmen.
    Matt Barrick drummer for The Walkmen. (MPR Photo / Nate Ryan)
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