It was reported last year that Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser was working on his debut solo album with members of the Shins, Fleet Foxes, Vampire Weekend, and the Walkmen. Now, that album has been announced. Black Hours is out May 6 in North America, May 5 everywhere else via Ribbon Music. It's available in regular and deluxe editions. Tracklist below.
Leithauser has also shared the video for album cut "Alexandra", directed by Tristan Patterson. The track was co-written by Leithauser and Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij (who also produced and mixed the track and appears in the video). It'll be available as a 7" on Record Store Day (April 19) with the exclusive B-side "In the Shallows". Watch the video below. It features Leithauser surrounded by a bevy of scantily-clad backup dancers.
In addition to Batmanglij, Black Hours features contributions from Dirty Projectors' Amber Coffman, Richard Swift (the Shins, solo artist), the Walkmen's Paul Maroon, Fleet Foxes/Cave Singers' Morgan Henderson (who is also formerly of the Blood Brothers), and Hugh McIntosh of Leithauser's former band the Recoys.
01 5 AM
02 The Silent Orchestra
04 11 O'Clock Friday Night
05 St Mary's County
06 Self Pity
07 I Retired
08 I Don't Need Anyone
09 Bless Your Heart
10 The Smallest Splinter
11 Waltz [Deluxe Edition]
12 In Our Time (I'll Always Love You) [Deluxe Edition]
13 Utrecht [Deluxe Edition]
14 I'll Never Love Again [Deluxe Edition]
it’s hardly a leak if only a tiny fraction of people on an invite only site have access. that’s like saying an album leaks when music critics get copies when it’s not accessible to the public
it can be found on pirate bay also
(agree with you Hannah)