Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser is making a solo record with some fabulous friends

Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser is making a solo record with some fabulous friends

Hamilton Leithauser, natty singer for The Walkmen, is reportedly working on a solo album with members of Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes, and, umm, The Walkmen. Pitchfork is reporting (via Kicking The Habit) that Leithauser is recording with Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes), and Paul Maroon (The Walkmen)—as well as singer-songwriter Richard Swift, who we'll just go ahead and assume is producing as well, because he does that a lot and also plays in The Shins.  With that much talent on board, it's bound to be pretty fantastic. Speaking of fantastic and The Walkmen (segue!), the band will be playing The A.V. Fest/Hideout Block Party on Saturday, September 7, along with Young The Giant, The Hold Steady, Superchunk, The Both (Aimee Mann & Ted Leo), and more. Get tickets here. And just below this, watch Hamilton's episode of The A.V. Club's One Track Mind series.


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