Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Walkmen: "We Can't Be Beat"

We had the distinct pleasure of listening to this cut a few weeks ago, and are thrilled that the band has decided to release this as their next focus track. It's a clear departure from everything in The Walkmen's past - it's stripped bare, song focused, and clear-voiced. Look for similar sonic clarity throughout their new album Heaven (May 29, Fat Possum) as this is the first time the band has actually worked with a producer (Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horses)), and are clearly taking a song-first approach. It's interesting and refreshing - though, we wouldn't be surprised if diehards clamor for the familiar wall of sound attack. We love the family photos as press shots!

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