The Walkmen


Since the 2002 release of The Walkmen's debut, Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone, fans and critics have often described them as having the sound of two different bands: one with a chaotic, soaring and unique live rock sound and another with a spacious, wide-open recorded sound. This is certainly a fair assessment as Everyone... was written and recorded in their own studio before they had ever played a show. The live sound was developed during the two years of touring that took place after its release. On Bows and Arrows (Record Collection), the band's highly anticipated second album, the two styles gloriously collide. Self-assured and more fully realized, The Walkmen are growing into one of the most exciting bands out there today.

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