The Walkmen are getting old. They are family men that now worry less about the music scene than about their child’s soccer games. And, to my mind, that has only made their music better. Their new album Heaven is their warmest yet. Hamilton Leithauser’s emotionally charged voice has become less forlorn, more assured and hopeful. It seems that after all these years he has a deeper understanding of his blessings. The video for Heaven’s eponymous track reinforces that. Photos and old footage tell the story of the band’s evolution and, frame by frame, you can almost see them becoming a family.
You can stream Heaven in full at NPR.