The Walkmen Announce New Album
Yesterday, we reported that Interpol's new album comes out September 14. As it turns out, September 14
will be a big day for bruised, world-weary New York indie rock, since that's also the date that Fat Possum will release Lisbon, the new album from the Walkmen
The band recorded the follow-up to 2008's You & Me over two years, working in warehouses in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. They also wrote a few songs on trips to the Portuguese city that gave the album its title. St. Vincent/Mountain Goats/Thermals knob-twiddler John Congleton produced the 11-song album
, and Passion Pit/Les Savy Fav veteran Chris Zane engineered it.
Back in February, we talked to frontman Hamilton Leithauser about the album. Leithauser told us that the band had taken inspiration from early Elvis and Sun Records tracks, but that the final product wouldn't sound much like that: "The instrumentation is very simple, and then there's a very loud vocal and a softish drum. There is a slapback guitar on everything."