The Walkmen
The Walkmen

The Walkmen

About The Walkmen

From the wreckage of mid-'90s indie rock hype victims Jonathan Fire*Eater, the Walkmen rose at the turn of the century as major players in the New York City circle of post-punk/new wave-inspired bands (also including Interpol, the Strokes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and others). Setting the Walkmen apart from the outset was a heavy reliance on piano and organ, and a preference for atmospherics over garagey antics. The band already had two acclaimed albums under their belt when 2004's Bows + Arrows broke big and made them music-magazine cover boys. Subsequent work cemented their appeal and commercial success, cresting with Top 40 appearances for 2010's Lisbon and 2012's Heaven. The Walkmen then went on hiatus, with three of the four beginning solo careers.

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY
  • FORMED
    2000

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