Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tonight At The Independent: The Walkmen

Over the past two years, critical praise of The Walkmen has been lukewarm, and considerably less complimentary then it was for their first few releases. The band's last album of original material, "A Hundred Miles Off", was received as slightly too poppy and less sonically adventurous than the band's previous releases. The followup with a cover-album of "Harry Nilsson's Pussy Cats" was further hailed as a bit self indulgent, albeit diligently worshipful, of the band's collective favorite album. Since then the band has released a sporadic deluge of one offs: a cover of "There Goes My Baby", "Red River" on the "Spider Man 3" soundtrack, and an instrumental called "Lemon Hill".

All of this brings us to where we are today: The Walkmen apparently have another record in the can, and are out and about touring before it's release. We here at H.A.D. are happy to say that we're still among the faithful, and will gladly be ponying up the $18 to get into the Indpendent this evening. Judging by the awesome two night stand at the GAMH in 2006 this show should be a complete blast, not to mention there's the chance to hear some new material. We'll see you there.