Hamilton Leithauser and his family performed a special remote edition of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series. Released yesterday (June 21) in celebration of Father’s Day, the Walkmen frontman was joined by his wife, daughters, nieces, and father while playing tracks off his last two albums. Watch the five-song performance below.
All five of the songs Leithauser performed were from his last album, this year’s The Loves of Your Life, with the exception of ‘In a Black Out’, which is taken from his 2016 LP with Rostam, I Had a Dream That You Were Mine. Speaking of his new album, which came out in April, Leithauser said: “I wrote these songs about individual people. I wrote stories and I wrote music; and then I matched them up. Not one story was originally intended for the music it ended up marrying. These are people I know, and strangers I’ve come across in the last few years.”