Thursday, October 19, 2006

We're Having A Party. Everybody Having A Good Time, Yeah. The Gang's All Here, We're Dancing There, Loopy With This Baby Of Mine.

Listening to The Walkmen always seems to put me in a good mood. Their brand of sloppy yet controlled chaos wafts through my speakers like a perfectly poured Black & Tan. Smooth at first but filling once you get past the first layer. Godamnnit I need to go into rehab. After the release of their third full length; the excellent A Hundred Miles Off", The Walkmen decided to head back into the studio and cut a spot on rendition of the Harry Nilson/John Lennon classic "Pussycats". A lot of love went into the making of this album and from the languid opening cut of Jimmy Cliff's Many Rivers To Cross to the rollicking cover of Loop de Loop, the listener gets the overwhelming sensation of actually being in the studio with the band for every note committed to tape. For your listening (dis)pleasure:

The Walkmen: Many Rivers To Cross

The Walkmen: Loop De Loop

The Walkmen: Save The Last Dance


The fine folks over at Record Collection are pairing with Indoor Fireworks to offer a sweet Walkmen contest. One lucky winner will receive the follow prize package:

The Walkmen - "Pussy Cats" starring the Walkmen
The Walkmen limited edition numbered silkscreened poster
The Walkmen - A Hundred Miles Off"

If you're feeling lucky, email me at and let me know why you should be chosen. Be creative. I'll announce the winner on Monday.


Anonymous cam said...

just a nit-picky comment: A Hundred Miles Off is the THIRD full-length from the Walkmen.

11:07 PM  
Blogger Jesse a.k.a. The Vicar said...

Duly noted. Thanks for correcting my oversight!

8:05 AM  

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