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The Walkmen

The Walkmen is an American indie rock band, with members based in New York City and Philadelphia. The band formed in 2000with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater—Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass), and Matt Barrick(drums)—and two from The Recoys, Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). All but Bauer attendedSt. Albans in Washington, D.C.

They prefer the sound of vintage musical instruments, particularly the upright piano, and have often recorded at MarcataRecording, a recording studio built in Harlem in 1999 by the three former members of Jonathan Fire*Eater and later relocated toupstate New York.

Similar Bands: Spoon, The War on Drugs, As Tall as Lions, The National, Pavement

Heaven
06/06/2012

3.8
146 Votes
Lisbon
2010

3.7
143 Votes
You & Me
2008

3.9
109 Votes
A Hundred Miles Off
2006

3.4
36 Votes
Bows + Arrows
2004

4
149 Votes
Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone
2002

3.8
79 Votes

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