Stream: The Walkmen, “We Can’t Be Beat”


Whereas "Heaven", the last single we heard from The Walkmen’s upcoming album of the same name on Fat Possum, channeled their rambunctious youth, "We Can't Be Beat" is a mature jam suited for introspective moments on a secluded porch, beer in hand. I was the pony express / But I ran out of gas sings a road-weary Hamilton Leithauser over acoustic guitar. As lush vocal harmonies and a marching thump of drums kick in, it becomes a ballad of perseverance. Stream the track and check out the band's summer tour dates below.

Stream: The Walkmen, "We Can't Be Beat"

05/11 – Charlottesville, VA @ Main Street Arena
05/27 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival
06/07 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
06/27 - Louisville, KY @ WFPK Waterfront
06/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Plush
06/29 – Milwaukee, WI @ Summerfest
06/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
07/20 – Burnaby, BC @ Deer Lake Park *
07/21 – Auburn, WA @ White River Ampitheatre *
07/22 – Troutdale, OR @ Edgefield *
07/25 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *
07/29 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Lawn at White River State Park *
07/31 – Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre *
08/02 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Ampitheatre *
08/03 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
08/05 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/10-12 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Music Festival
08/17-19 – Beacon, UK @ Green Man Festival

* with Florence and the Machine

Stream: The Walkmen, “We Can’t Be Beat”