The Walkmen Prep New Album, Play Some North American Shows

The Walkmen Prep New Album, Play Some North American Shows
After slowing picking away at a new record for a good two years, the Walkmen have finally wrapped up their four album proper, You & Me. On August 19, the album is set to drop via their new label, Gigantic Music, and promises a return to "classic form,” with "meticulously constructed, unique-sounding rock songs,” or at least that’s according to the band’s press release.

The New York City five-piece recorded their new sonic offering at various studios and rehearsal spaces scattered throughout the U.S., doing a bit Philly, a bit in Mississippi and some in their hometown. The sessions resulted in hundreds of discarded eight-track tapes, a whole lot of between-studio travel, 14 album tracks and one record that clocks in just shy of an hour. The press release also tells us we can expect a lot of early rock'n'roll references in this one, with Elvis, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison all having a heavy influence on You & Me, as well as Randy Newman, the Modern Lovers and Pogues.

In conjunction with the album release, the Walkmen will be hitting up a small chunk of cities here in Canada and the U.S. Here are the dates, along with the tracklisting to You & Me:

You & Me tracklisting:

1 Dónde Está la Playa
2 Flamingos (for Colbert)
3 On the Water
4 In the New Year
5 Seven Years of Holidays (for Stretch)
6 Postcards From Tiny Islands
7 Red Moon
8 Canadian Girl
9 Four Provinces
10 Long Time Ahead of Us
11 The Blue Route
12 New Country
13 I Lost You
14 If Only It Were True

Walkmen tour dates:
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
8/27 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 * with Man Man