Time Capsule: Best Photos of The Walkmen
With this week's Columbia House Party focusing on The Walkmen's 2004 album Bows + Arrows, we're taking a stroll down memory lane and looking at some of the best pictures of the band that exist anywhere on the internet.
Eventually, we all have to grow up, and this photo of one of the best indie bands of the 2000's looking like the Board of a FinTech startup, is a stark reminder of that.
If there was ever a photo that needed more context, this is it. We have Matt Barrick with a pick-axe, Paul Maroon with a trumpet, and Hamilton Leithauser with a gun, leading the band to look like a confused group of Mariachi Mercenaries.
Jake mentions how he pictures the Walkmen as a band that should always be dressed in suits, so it's nice to see them live up to expectations in this photo. An added bonus is the presence of a young Ezra Koenig sitting front and centre. (Actually, it's a child of one of the band members)
There we go, a little floral! The Walkmen aesthetic is usually full of grey tones and overcast skies, so it's nice to see a bit of colour pop through. Who doesn't love a man with flowers?
Nothing screams Bows + Arrows era Walkmen like watching the veins in Hamilton Leithauser's neck go to work as he pours his soul into the mic. Listen to Blake & Jake discuss The Walkmen, Bows + Arrows, and the early 2000's New York Indie scene on the latest episode of Columbia House Party.