Monday, April 16, 2012
The Walkmen have released the title tune of their upcoming LP Heaven (out on June 5th via Fat Possum), and the track is a fine slice of breezy pop rock from the NYC five-piece. Buoyed with a no-nonsense, jangly riff, "Heaven" is on the lighter side, if you will, of the spectrum of Walkmen singles to date (compare "Heaven" with the all out, howling rock of "The Rat"). Hamilton Leithauser's distinct vocals make the single instantly recognizable as a Walkmen tune, but the arrangement has the band experimenting with a smoothed out, surf rock vibe that may carve out a new direction for The Walkmen and their sixth full length record.
Listen to "Heaven" below. Buy Heaven in June here.