Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser



Hamilton Leithauser (born April 15, 1978[1][2][3]) is an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as the former lead vocalist of the American indie rock band The Walkmen, with whom he recorded seven studio albums. Prior to The Walkmen's formation, Leithauser and bass guitarist and organist Peter Matthew Bauer were both members of The Recoys.

Leithauser embarked upon a solo career in 2014, releasing his debut studio album, Black Hours, on June 3rd. Written and recorded alongside his Walkmen bandmate Paul Maroon, the duo independently released a follow-up, Dear God, under both of their names the following year.

In 2016, Leithauser collaborated with former Vampire Weekend multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij on the studio album, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. It was released to widespread critical acclaim later that year.



Heartstruck is a song by musical artist Hamilton Leithauser, released on October 13, 2017.
Road to Nowhere
Road to Nowhere is a song by musical artist Hamilton Leithauser, released on August 4, 2017.
Song with No Name
Song with No Name is a song by musical artist Hamilton Leithauser, released on July 27, 2017.
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Let's Invent a New Genre of Christmas Music
  –  December 25, 2017
Because, as frontman Hamilton Leithauser sings, “the more we talk, the less we understand.” I never got too into the whole “God” thing, and I always hated church. To go meant to put on a stiff, scratchy collared shirt, hand-me-down dress pants so ...
Watch Rostam Cook With His Mother Najmieh Batmanglij in Vevo's Delightful New Video
  –  December 20, 2017
Rostam Batmanglij is perhaps best known for his music—whether it be with Vampire Weekend, Hamilton Leithauser or as a solo artist— and as a producer who’s worked with HAIM, Solange and Frank Ocean, but when you peel back the layers of his ...
A Year in Reading: Hamilton Leithauser
  –  December 14, 2017
This year I hit a string of bad luck, and ended up putting down most of the books I’d started. Over the years, I’ve really forced myself to finish anything I’d already gotten about 10 percent into, but now I have 2 kids, I was moving homes, and ...
Hamilton Leithauser, Taryn Miller and Heathered Pearls Added to Dave Harrington’s Holiday Spectacular
  –  December 13, 2017
Dave Harrington’s Holiday Spectacular will commence this weekend as the Darkside guitarist welcomes a slew of friends to Elsewhere in Brooklyn on December 17 for a collaborative celebration. Among those invited include Nick Murphy, Peter Silberman, Scott ...
Hamilton Leithauser And Angel Olsen Team Up For New Single “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)”
  –  October 13, 2017
Last fall, Hamilton Leithauser collaborated with Rostam from the lamp-lit, barroom-inspired I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. It was a stunning effort and one of our favorite albums of the year. Now, the former Walkmen crooner has signed with Glassnote ...
Listen to Hamilton Leithauser’s new collaboration with Angel Olsen, ‘Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)’
  –  October 12, 2017
Hamilton Leithauser has shared his new single ‘Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)’, a collaboration with Angel Olsen – listen to the track below. The song is Leithauser’s first new music since the release of ‘I Had A Dream That You Were Mine’ last year ...
Hamilton Leithauser teams with Angel Olsen for new single “Heartstruck (Wild Hunger)”: Stream
  –  October 12, 2017
Hamilton Leithauser has spent the majority of 2017 supporting his collaborative effort with Rostam, last fall’s I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. Now, the former Walkmen frontman has signed on with Glassnote Records as a solo artist, and he’s ...
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