Led by indie crooner Hamilton Leithauser, New York City-based the Walkmen have been putting on stellar live shows for a decade. Father John Misty, the new project of ex-Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman, has been wowing with concerts in support of his new album Fear Fun. Father John Misty killed it onstage at Austin City Limits, where he performed like a hybrid of Jim Morrison, Gram Parsons, Lenny Bruce and Frank Sinatra. He wiggled and wormed onstage, his jeans slung low on his hips as he slugged from a bottle of vodka. He crooned over his band's noir-ish brand of '70s country-rock, and stopped between songs to crack oddball jokes. It was utterly entertaining.
In other news on the Walkmen, the band just debuted two new videos, both for tracks from their new LP Heaven. Check out the live concert footage for "Heartbreaker" and "Heaven," recorded at a gig at NYC's Bowery Ballroom in June. On November 6, the Walkmen will also release a limited edition 7" vinyl (only 1,000 copies), featuring previously unreleased tracks "Dance With Your Partner" and "Vermeer '65." CMJ recently premiered both.
The Walkmen/Father John Misty tour dates:
1/15 - Montreal, QB (Corona Theater)
1/16 - Toronto, ON (Danforth Theatre)
1/17 - Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
1/18 - Chicago, IL (Vic Theatre)
1/19 - Madison, WI (Capitol Theatre)
1/21 - Denver, CO (Ogden Theatre)
1/24 - San Francisco, CA (Fillmore)
1/26 - Portland, OR (Roseland Theartre)
1/27 - Seattle, WA (Neptune Theater)
1/28 - Vancouver, BC (Commodore Ballroom)