Published Jul 29, 2008As the Walkmen prepare to drop their new album, You & Me, the band are also showing they have a gigantic heart. Today, the NYC outfit released their upcoming album online and have announced that they are donating all proceeds to charity.
Right now over at AmieStreet.com, you can buy a complete, 320 kbps, MP3 version of You & Me for the way-better-than-iTunes price of five dollars. The sale is taking place until the albums proper August 19 release date and comes as part of the Amie Streets "Download to Make a Difference campaign. All proceeds from the download sales will go towards cancer research and treatment.
In a press release, the Walkmens Peter Bauer elaborates: "All donations go to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in honour of Luca Vasallo, a friend to the band and a current patient who is seven months old and doing a great job fighting a very difficult disease. This is a very good organization that certainly deserves the attention."
Also in You & Me news, online music retailer Insound announced today that it will have exclusive distribution rights on the albums vinyl release, which comes on red 180-gram vinyl and with MP3s of the album. The vinyl is "very limited, so if you want the soon-to-be collectors item, you better act fast.
The Walkmen also have several upcoming tour dates going down in the coming months, and several in Canada. Here are all the bands upcoming stops:
8/18 New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
8/19 New York NY, Bowery Ballroom
8/21 West Hollywood CA, Troubadour %
8/22 West Hollywood CA, Troubadour %
8/23 San Francisco CA, Outside Lands Festival
8/27 Portland OR, Doug Fir Lounge %
8/28 Vancouver BC, Richard's on Richards *
8/29 Victoria BC, Rifflandia Festival
8/30 Seattle WA, Bumbershoot Festival
9/06 Washington DC, 9:30 Club !
9/09 Montreal QC, La Sala Rossa !
9/10 Toronto ON, Horseshoe Tavern !
9/11 Pontiac MI, Pike Room @ Crofoot !
9/12 Chicago IL, Metro !
9/13 Minneapolis MN, 400 Bar
9/14 Madison WI, The Annex #
9/15 Columbus OH, The Basement !
9/18 Cambridge MA, Middle East !
% with Richard Swift
* with Man Man
# with Okkvervil River
! with Golem