Because my previous three posts on the Walkmen proved so popular (*cough* no comments *cough*), I thought you’d probably love some more. I’m a really nice guy.
If anything, I’m psyching myself up for next Saturday’s show at the Clubhouse in Tempe, Ariz., with the Walkmen, Talkdemonic and Richard Swift. Rumors (and flyers strewn about town) have it that the Walkmen will be special-guest DJs at a little post-show party at the Rogue in Scottsdale. We are so there.
Gotta say, the more I hear these new songs from A Hundred Miles Off, the more I find myself going back to their previous two albums. I think when we look back, Hundred Miles may prove to be that entry-point album for the band. You know, when people who haven’t listened to a band ask, “Which album should I buy?” Hundred Miles seems more accessible right off the bat (everybody loves horns!), but at the same time it’s making me dig deeper into their old stuff to see if I missed something along the way.
The Walkmen, live on KEXP, 6/9/06:
1. Another One Goes By
2. Good For You’s Good For Me
3. All Hands and the Cook