The Walkmen

The Walkmen are an American indie rock band, with members based in New York City and Philadelphia. The band was formed in 2000 by three members of the band Jonathan FireEater Paul Maroon (guitar, piano), Walter Martin (organ/bass), and Matt Barrick (drums) and two members of The Recoys, Peter Bauer (bass/organ) and Hamilton Leithauser (vocals, guitar). They prefer the sound of vintage musical instruments, particularly the upright piano, and have often recorded at Marcata Recording, a recording studio built in Harlem in 1999 by the three former members of Jonathan FireEater. [+]