Published Mar 08, 2012The Walkmen may have been hard at work on their Phil Ek-produced follow-up to 2010's Lisbon since recording sessions kicked off in Washington state last fall, but the band have now announced that the as-yet-untitled record is officially done. To celebrate, they have released a new studio clip that showcases the group's goofy side as they gleefully butcher some U2 classics.
The sloppy and silly medley bungles a back and forth between "Pride (In the Name of Love)" and "With or Without You," with Hamilton Leithauser reaching hard to hit Bono's high notes, before capping things with a catastrophic "Sunday Bloody Sunday."
"To celebrate the huge amount of hard work that went into it, we're sharing this embarrassing recording of a spontaneous outburst of frustration that occurred during the very rigorous sessions," the band wrote on their blog. "It's our way of blowing off steam, I guess. Please forgive us. Producer Phil Ek recorded it on the sly actually."
You can stream the session here and expect that new album to drop this summer via Fat Possum.