The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser teams up with Vampire Weekend man for solo album

The singer also pulls in members of The Shins and Fleet Foxes for the project

The Walkmen's Hamilton Leithauser teams up with Vampire Weekend man for solo album

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

The Walkmen's frontman Hamilton Leithauser has teamed up with members of Vampire Weekend, Fleet Foxes and The Shins for his forthcoming solo record.

The singer has been working on the album at LA's Vox Studios where he has joined forces with Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, The Shins' keyboardist Richard Swift, fellow Walkmen band member Paul Maroon and Fleet Foxes/Cave Singers' Morgen Henderson.

Swift has posted an Instagram montage of studio footage and a couple more of his in-the-studio Vine clips, which you can view here and here. There is no material posted from the album at this stage. The LP, which is currently untitled, is due to be released in the spring of 2014.

The Walkmen released their seventh studio album 'Heaven' last year. Meanwhile, Vampire Weekend are set to embark on a UK arena tour in November. The band, who released their third studio album 'Modern Vampires Of The City' earlier this year, will play five dates in total on the tour.

Vampire Weekend will play:

Birmingham NIA (November 12)
London The O2 (13)
Glasgow The Hydro (15)
Leeds First Direct Arena (16)
Manchester Arena (17)


To check the availability of Vampire Weekend tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0844 858 6765.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Lucy Rose announces UK tour and promises to play new material
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Bono's such a massive cunt'
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring feared he 'was going to die' earlier this year
Madonna calls new album leak 'a form of terrorism'
New Official Chart Show host Clara Amfo is 'surprised at how nice everyone's been'
Wiley reschedules tour following unrelated shooting outside London venue
Wu-Tang's RZA: 'I used to do rap battles on the spot where Eric Garner was killed'
Pond unveil new video for track 'Sitting Up on Our Crane' - watch
The 1975 named as the hardest-working band this year with 195 shows in 29 countries
Muse update fans on new album as they record with orchestra in Milan – watch
Apple did not intentionally delete music from users' iPods, jury finds
Scott Stapp alleges that 'the heart of ISIS is in my own family' in uncovered 911 calls...
Florence & The Machine and Alt-J added to Flow Festival line-up
AC/DC sell out Wembley Stadium gig in 60 minutes
Laura Marling announces new album 'Short Movie' – hear first song now
D'Angelo team confirm release of new album was brought forward following Ferguson protests
St Vincent reveals 'Birth In Reverse' video and says she has recorded songs with Carrie...
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars perform 'Uptown Funk' on finale of 'The Voice US'...
Kendrick Lamar premieres brand new song on 'The Colbert Report' – watch
The Decemberists share new song 'The Wrong Year' - listen
Records by Sex Pistols, Chic, Neil Young, Lou Reed added to Grammy Hall of Fame
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning sentenced to 13 years for sexual abuse

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM