The Walkmen


See me age 19 with some dumb haircut from
1960 moving to New York City
Live with my friends there we're all taking the same steps
They're foolish now

The Walkmen, 'We've Been Had'

The Walkmen are an indie rock band, with members based in New York City and Philadelphia. The band formed in 2000 with three members from Jonathan Fire*Eater—Paul Maroon, Walter Martin, and Matt Barrick—and two from The Recoys, Peter Bauer and Hamilton Leithauser. They prefer the sound of vintage musical instruments, particularly the upright piano, and have often recorded at Marcata Recording, a recording studio built in Harlem in 1999 by the three former members of Jonathan Fire*Eater.