My first thought on this is…Fuck! Second thought…Fuck! I really, really like this band and they could quite be one of my favorite bands to watch live. While The Walkmen never really rose to any level of commercial fame, the band definitely resonates with a large community of true music lovers. Sometimes that just isn’t enough in this day of music business. 14 years of of touring and 6 or so albums later, it seems as if the band feels like this was their effort. A valiant effort at that, but the question years have settled upon the boys and a decision has been made. Some fond memories have been made with myself including the opportunity to meet frontman Hamilton this year at Fun Fun Fun Fest. I shrink at the idea of no new Walkmen material being recorded..but that’s me being selfish.
“We really just have no idea. I don’t think any of us wanted to write another Walkmen record. Maybe that will change down the line, maybe it won’t, maybe we’ll play shows. I think it’s weird to make a hubbub about something if there’s nothing to really make a hubbub about. At the same time, I don’t think we’ve been a gang properly for a long time, so there’s not much to break up, I guess.” Peter Bauer
If you haven’t consumed any of The Walkmen material, I suggest that you do so. A lost art with their modern simplicity, and ability to capture the spirit of honest human experiences and emotions.