The Walkmen - in studio

Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen
Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen (MPR Photo/Ellen Lynde)

The Walkmen are five guys from New York, but you'd never guess it from their rich and rhythmic - almost mariachi-style - sound.

Their new record "A Hundred Miles Off" has the band exploring new sonic territory, exchanging instruments for a different sound, and even recruiting audience members along their tour to play with them onstage.

In an interview with The Current's Tony Lopez, The Walkmen bring a sample of their lush, melodic rock, and chat about, among other things, the novel they're collectively writing.

Songs performed: "Good for You's, Good for Me," "Louisiana," and "Another One Goes By."

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