Hear A New Walkmen Track, “Blue As Your Blood”

07/14/2010 11:42 AM |

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Last week, we heard “Stranded,” the promising (if also now slightly misleading), horn-laden first single from The Walkmen’s forthcoming fifth full-length, Lisbon, and today Stereogum alerts us to another. “Blue As Your Blood” is less startling, more in keeping with what we’ve come to expect from the Walkmen: it’s a gently propulsive, light-footed song that seems always to be building to something. Taking what almost feels like a page from the National playbook, though, it never really does. And it’s ok. One gets the feeling Lisbon might be an album best experienced as a whole.