The Walkmen did a show in New York earlier this year, and there was a live stream done via Spotify. It now turns out that they also had the famous French blog La Blogotheque at the show, and they filmed the whole performance with their now patented long camera takes and visual style. The Walkmen have unveiled two of those videos today, for the songs "Heartbreaker" and "Heaven," both from the album Heaven.
Lead singer Hamilton Leithauser talks about his band's goal with Heaven as, "We felt like it was time to make a bigger, more generous statement." They chose to do this by working in subtleties instead of grand musical declarations. Some bands would have tried to outdo U2 with sweeping anthems, The Walkmen choose to look at their immediate surroundings and craft a mature collection of songs that don't reach for the arena's back rows, but ten people in the front row of a tiny theater.