The Walkmen are set to release their sixth album, Lisbon, which is the follow-up to the impressive You and Me. That was a good album, but for me, they haven’t released an essential album since 2002′s Bows and Arrows. Maybe this upcoming record might be as good. We can only hope.
A lot of the album was recorded over the course of five days late last year with producer Chris Zane (who previously worked with the band on You + Me), and since then the band have recorded more tunes, totalling 28 songs in all. They plan on cutting that back to the best material, and Lisbon is due for release on September 14th.
Watch one of the new songs at Stubb’s as part of SXSW: