Call me a cranky old man, but I really didn't care if we didn't hear from the Walkmen again after I spent much of 2004 (or whatever year it was) listening to "The Rat." I loved that seemingly-endless song, but little else.
But now I'm aboard the whole Walkmen parade again, as they've taken the whole loose-cost online album marketing trend to new, altruistic heights: The Walkmen's new album, "You & Me," is available for online download for $5, with all proceeds going to a NYC cancer hospital in the name of a sick 6-month-old infant.
Talk about guilt-tripping illegal downloaders. Pretty cool shit, gents.