The Walkmen perform “In The New Year” on Conan

Posted January 28th, 2009 by Eric Greenwood · 2 Comments

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.