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The Walkmen – “We Can’t Be Beat”

The Walkmen released another song off their upcoming Heaven today. Off the heels of their title track, “We Can’t Be Beat” is all about the necessity of the other side of perfection, and danger in not planning for and accommodating failure along the way (“Golden dreams all lose their glow”). It starts off like a lullaby, with Hamilton Leithause’s recognizable warble over leisurely-picked strings before reaching a Western dirt-kicked gallop into the sunset, like a man who’s lived through his convictions. Their follow-up to Lisbon is out May 29.

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