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New Walkmen Album Heaven Due This Summer, Watch a Preview

By: Spacelab Research Staff
March 29, 2012

The Walkmen will return on June 5th with a new album titled Heaven on Fat Possum Records. The band has thrived for ten years and Heaven will be their sixth full-length album, it was produced by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Shins, Band of Horses) in Seattle and features Robin Pecknold from Fleet Foxes on two songs. Heaven marks a turn of maturity in songwriting from earlier albums, with a lot events happening over the past decade that will be reflected in the new songs.

“The detachment you can feel throughout our younger records is gone. We felt like it was time to make a bigger, more generous statement," said singer Hamilton Leithauser. “When you’re starting out, you’re sitting there trying to come up with a big idea, but after a while, you learn about the process of writing. You learn about your friends in the band and how they work best,” adds guitarist Paul Maroon. Check out a video preview of Heaven above.

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