Thursday, August 13, 2009

The Walkmen: Live EP, Fall Tour

The Walkmen at The Fillmore, from the HAD Archive

Hot on the heels of last year's fantastic You & Me, The Walkmen have put together a host of fall goodies. Specifically, the band managed to record a new live EP, as well as line up a slew of live dates to tide over fans until their next release.

The EP, which is entitled simply Live Session, is in fact exactly that. Despite moving their own Marcata Studios out of Manhattan, the band apparently couldn't resist the temptaton of urban recording. As such, they headed to Electric Ladyland studios and recorded six tunes spanning their catalog. While there's no new material on the EP, The Walkmen's live show certainly is something to behold, so despite it's iTunes exclusivity (ugh) we will indeed be snagging a copy.

That being said, probably the only thing better than a live EP is a live show, and the band has that in store as well: they've lined up a bunch of fall dates, which will take them from East to West, to Europe and back again. In SF that means a final stop at the Treasure Island Festival, while in New York it means two (!) dates this weekend - one at Summerstage, and one at the Guggenheim. Be there.

Walkmen Fall 2009 Dates
Aug 14 Guggenheim Museum New York, New York
Aug 16 Central Park Summerstage New York, New York
Sep 1 Göta Källare Stockholm
Sep 2 John Dee Oslo
Sep 3 Hulen Bergen
Sep 5 Electric Picnic Music and Arts Festival Dublin
Sep 12 Monolith Festival Morrison, Colorado
Sep 18 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 19 Middle East Cambridge, Massachusetts
Sep 20 Pearl Street Downstairs Northhampton, Massachusetts
Sep 22 9:30 Club Washington DC, Washington DC
Sep 23 Theatre Of The Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 25 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Sep 26 Grey Eagle Tavern Asheville, North Carolina
Sep 27 Mercy Lounge Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 29 The Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Sep 30 One Eyed Jacks New Orleans, Louisiana
Oct 2 Austin City Limits Austin, Texas
Oct 18 Treasure Island Music Festival San Francisco, California

mp3: The Walkmen - I Lost You (Live)