The Walkmen perform “In The New Year” on Conan

Posted January 28th, 2009 by eric

The Walkmen tore up “In The New Year” for Conan. Can’t get enough of Hamilton Leithauser’s voice. He’s in really good form here, especially when he punches it up. I just love it when he pushes way beyond his range; he teeters on the brink of falling apart, and that risk is what makes him sound so exciting to me.

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  • 1 Logan K. Young // Jan 28, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    man, late night has been incredible this week: these guys, andrew bird, M83. leithauser’s voice reminds me of yours sometimes; i can see why you’re a fan. the greatest thing is his ability to stay on pitch, even when he’s clearly not in his most comfortable range. i was not all that into their previous efforts, but they really won me over with this record. great post!

  • 2 Drew // Jan 31, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Glad to see that the boys have ditched their Dockers on stage.

    Khakis = No dice for a rock band.