In House #1628: The Walkmen's A Hundred Miles Off; The Fall in Salt Lake City Tonight
New York City's Walkmen released their third full-length this week, entitled A Hundred Miles Off. While the band's first couple of releases have drawn comparisons ranging from Bob Dylan to early U2, mostly for the vocals of frontman Hamilton Leithauser, the new one has a decidedly more dissonant bent. While those Bono-Dylan elements remain in songs like "Louisiana," the most different sounding song on the album, and "Another One Goes By," which is a Mazarin cover, the gist here is harder and louder, as if "The Rat," were stretched into an entire album. Recorded once again in the Walkmen's own Harlem-based Marcata studios, A Hundred Miles Off is available on Record Collection. The band hits Salt Lake City's In the Venue on June 6th.
Speaking of Salt Lake City, British legends The Fall make a rare visit there tonight, playing at The Depot. With a history spanning thirty years, forty releases, and fifty band members, The Fall is easily one of the longest running and most prolific acts of the British punk and post-punk movements. The band is fronted by the irrespressible personality of Mark E. Smith, who has alternately wailed, crooned, and mumbled his way through hundreds of songs over the years, all in a heavy, crusty British accent. The Fall's most recent proper full-length came last year in the form of Fall Heads Roll. Local heroes Tolchock Trio open things up.
The Fall's Mark E. Smith
In House #1628.
Focus: New release from the Walkmen, A Hundred Miles Off, plus the Fall in Salt Lake City tonight, and new music from Sunset Rubdown, Mission of Burma, Sonic Youth and more.
The Fall: "Victoria" (MP3) (via The Rich Girls Are Weeping)
The Walkmen: "Brandy Alexander" (MP3) and "Louisiana" (MP3)
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