The bad news? The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser has delayed the release of his debut solo album, Black Hours, by one month and rescheduled dates for his upcoming U.S. tour. Instead of its original May 6th release, the album will now arrive June 3rd through Ribbon Music. The supporting U.S. tour dates will begin two weeks later on June 18th.
The good news? Leithauser has unveiled the album’s second track, “11 O’Clock Friday Night”, which features Dirty Projectors’ own Amber Coffman. It’s a bit more mellow and contemplative than previous listen “Alexandria”, with Leithauser and Coffman harmonizing over a breezy combo of tropical guitars and pseudo-Calypso drums.
Watch the accompanying music video below (directed by Walkmen guitarist Paul Maroon), which features Leithauser on a late-night bike ride during New Orleans’ Mardi Gras.
Black Hours Tracklist:
01. 5 AM
02. The Silent Orchestra
04. 11 O’Clock Friday Night
05. St Mary’s County
06. Self Pity
07. I Retired
08. I Don’t Need Anyone
09. Bless Your Heart
10. The Smallest Splinter
11. Waltz [Deluxe Edition]
12. In Our Time (I’ll Always Love You) [Deluxe Edition]
13. Utrecht [Deluxe Edition]
14. I’ll Never Love Again [Deluxe Edition]
Consult the full schedule below.
Hamilton Leithauser 2014 Tour Dates:
04/15 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (early show)
04/15 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (late show)
04/16 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (early show)
04/16 – New York, NY @ Joe’s Pub (late show)
05/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre 05/07 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel 05/09 – Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door 05/10 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater 05/12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café 05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Park West 05/15 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair 05/17 – Washington, DC @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
05/26 – Paris, FR @ La Boule Noir
05/27 – London, UK @ Bush Hall
06/18 – St. Louis, MO @ Fox Theatre *
06/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood *
06/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight *
06/27 – Chicago, IL – First Merit Bank *
08/16 – Glanusk Park, UK @ Green Man Festival *
* = w/ Ray LaMontagne