For those of you set to see the Walkmen during their next few shows, count your lucky stars because these may be their last for a while…or forever. After 14 years together, the band have said that not only are they unsure of their future, but they really don’t have a lot of desire to make any new albums. Speaking to the The Washington Post, bassist/organist Peter Bauer said the band was going on what he considered a “pretty extreme hiatus.”
“We have no future plans whatsoever. I’d call it a pretty extreme hiatus…It’s been almost 14 years now. I think that’s enough, you know? I don’t think any of us wanted to write another Walkmen record. Maybe that will change down the line, maybe it won’t, maybe we’ll play shows. I think it’s weird to make a hubbub about something if there’s nothing to really make a hubbub about. At the same time, I don’t think we’ve been a gang properly for a long time, so there’s not much to break up, I guess. When we play shows it’s a really fun time seeing old friends. It’s not the archetypal rock band where everyone lives in an apartment. We all live in different cities and we call each other occasionally. It’s like going to Thanksgiving.”
Farewell, guys. We’ll certainly miss you.