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While The Strokes and countless other bands from New York’s infamous Class of 2001 have stumbled, The Walkmen remain Gotham’s finest rock act, echoing their debut full-length’s title, Everybody Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. This deep cut off new album Lisbon might appear to be another of the band’s patented dejected folk-rock numbers, but rather than wallow in “woe” about a recent break-up, Hamilton Leithauser and group are on the rebound. The song is as light, effervescent and poppy as the ginger ale the song’s protagonist and his new lover sip. -- Andy Beta
"Woe is Me" The Walkmen