Wednesday 2nd June 2021
Best known as the frontman for the Walkmen, Hamilton Leithauser embarked on a solo career once that band went on hiatus following its 2011 album Heaven . Leithauser assembled a crack team of supporting musicians to work on his new material, including Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij, Fleet Foxes’ Morgan Henderson, the Shins’ Richard Swift, Dirty Projectors’ Amber Coffman, and his Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon. Recorded at Los Angeles’ Vox Studios, Leithauser’s debut album Black Hours -- which was inspired by Frank Sinatra’s music and prefaced by the single “Alexandra” -- was released in May 2014.
Hamilton’s forthcoming album (released date TBA), was entirely written, recorded, and produced by Hamilton himself. In his own words: “All of the songs on my new record are about people. Individual, real people. Some are strangers I’ve met, but a lot are friends.” The album is due sometime in 2020 through Glassnote Records.