The Walkmen Channel The Spirit Of Portugal On Lisbon

Written by June 25th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

After having established their place on numerous year-end “best of” lists with their 2008 album You & Me, The Walkmen push further still with their latest album, Lisbon. Their first album for Mississippi blues label Fat Possum, Lisbon will hit stores on September 14.

Lisbon’s eleven songs (whittled down from an original 29) were recorded over a two-year period in warehouses on Girard Avenue in Philadelphia and on the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn. Fittingly, the songs that most fully establish the record’s signature sound were written during several of the Walkmen’s inspiring trips to Lisbon, Portugal.

Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser says Libson will feature “a bunch of fast rockers and big bashers, and a couple of great oddballs.”

The Walkmen will promote their new album with a nation-wide tour this fall, beginning on August 12 in New York City and ending on October 23 in Philadelphia.

The Walkmen Tour Dates:

August 12, Governors Island, New York, NY
(Supporting Grizzly Bear)

September 8, The Showbox, Seattle, WA
(w/ Helio Sequence )

September 9, Melkin Bowl, Vancouver
(Supporting The National)

September 10, Melkin Bowl, Vancouver
(Supporting The National)

September 11, WOW Hall, Eugene OR
(w/ Helio Sequence)

September 12, Music Fest NW Portland, OR
(Supporting The National)

September 14, The Fillmore San Francisco, CA
(w/ Japandroids)

September 15 The Music Box @ Fonda Los Angeles, CA
(w/ Japandroids)

September 17, Clubhouse, Phoenix, AZ
(w/ Japandroids)

September 18 Belly Up, San Diego, CA
(w/ Japandroids)

October 7, Royale, Boston, MA
(w/ Japandroids)

October 9, Opera House, Toronto ON
(w/ AA Bondy)

October 10, Magic Stick, Detroit, MI
(w/ AA Bondy)

October 12, The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
(w/ AA Bondy)

October 14, Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI
(w/ AA Bondy)

October 16, Waiting Room, Omaha, NE
(w/ Japandroids)

October 18, Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO
(w/ Japandroids)

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