HAMILTON LEITHAUSER ANNOUNCES DEBUT ALBUM ‘BLACK HOURS’ WITH “ALEXANDRA” VIDEO
We are proud to announce Hamilton Leithauser will release his debut album Black Hours on June 2nd/3rd through Ribbon Music. Watch the Tristan Patterson directed video for the first single “Alexandra” below. The track, co-written and produced by Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend, is an explosive departure from Hamilton’s previous efforts.. bright and playful yet featuring all the hallmarks of a classically helmed Hamilton Leithauser tune.
Leithauser, known to date as the frontman of New York band The Walkmen, has one of the greatest singing voices of just about any genre. Known for his “suave but ragged croon that he can inflate into an anthemic wail whenever he gets ahold of a big chorus,” (Stereogum) Black Hours illustrates the sound of a singer enjoying his range.
Principally recorded in August 2013 at Vox Studios in Los Angeles, with Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Richard Swift (The Shins/ solo), and Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes), Black Hours nods to the 1950s, whilst sustaining an undeniably contemporary stronghold.
Black Hours brings Leithauser full circle and then some, from those lonely midwinter piano-and-vocal sessions, to a loud Rock n Roll group and back again. It’s an album as passionate and personal and free as the canonical recordings that inspired it, and inaugurates a new chapter in an already remarkable career.
04-15 New York, NY – Joe’s Pub (two shows)
04-16 New York, NY – Joe’s Pub (two shows)
05-05 Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe
05-26 Paris, FR – La Boule Noir
05 – 27 London, UK – Bush Hall
06-07 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Academy of Music (WNYC festival)
06-18 St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre *
06-20 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood *
06-24 Kansas City, MO – Starlight *
06-27 Chicago, IL – First Merit Bank Pav *
08-17 Wales, UK – Green Man Festival
* w/ Ray LaMontagne
The Silent Orchestra
11 O’Clock Friday Night
St Mary’s County
I Don’t Need Anyone
Bless Your Heart
The Smallest Splinter
Waltz [Deluxe Edition]
In Our Time (I’ll Always Love You) [Deluxe Edition]
Utrecht [Deluxe Edition]
I’ll Never Love Again [Deluxe Edition]
Album Cover and Deluxe Double LP: