The Walkmen have announced the release date for their new album, A Hundred Miles Off. It will be see the light of day in the US on May 23rd. The band will also be playing two shows with none other than renowned Irish band, The Pogues. These will take place in those two American cities with strong Irish heritage, Boston and New York. The Boston date is set for March 15th and the New York show is in Times Square on St Patricks Day, March 17th. They will also be playing Coachella and will tour North America in the spring.
In further news... the band, who are well known for the great sound they've given their albums, have just seen the lease expire on their home studio, Marcata, and so, they are being forced to move. Now they are selling all of their studio equipment at 'outrageous, gotta-have-it prices'. Go here for a complete listing. The band is also rebuilding their website.
+ the rat
+ little house of savages
+ everyone who pretended to like me is gone
+ what's in it for me?
+ we've been had
+ wake up
+ the blizzard of 1996
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