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Listen: The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser shares new song “In The Shallows”

on May 07, 2014, 11:55am

On June 3rd, former Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser will release his solo debut, Black Hours, through Ribbon Music. We’ve heard its lead single, “Alexandra”; now comes its accompanying B-side entitled “In The Shallows”.

Buoyed by vibrant percussion seemingly sourced from a faraway, tropical paradise, the track finds Leithauser crooning and grooving more playfully than ever. Given that we’re used to The Walkmen’s more grand, sweeping, and somber numbers, “In The Shallows” is a welcomed change of pace and tone. Listen in below.

“In The Shallows” is taken from Leithauser’s “Alexandra” 7-inch, available for purchase now.

For more on Leithauser and his forthcoming Black Hours, check out our new, in-depth interview. Also, ICYMI, watch his performance of “Alexandra” on Conan last night.

Hamilton Leithauser 2014 Tour Dates:
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

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