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Behind the Scenes with the Walkmen

New York-based rock band in the studio

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Charlie Schuck

"The mixing room at Avast Recording in Seattle. Driving Phil Ek to insanity."

All comments by bassist Walter Martin.

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Charlie Schuck

Dressed to Impress

"Pete wore a suit every day of recording and mixing, and he has a pompadour haircut. He looks great.  Someone at a show recently told him that his haircut was the best part of the show. They were right."

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Charlie Schuck

Phil Ek

"There's Phil Ek. He's incredibly good at what he does. He played a big role in helping us make what we think is the best record we've ever made. Thanks, Phil!"

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Charlie Schuck

Vintage Goods

"One of the few good cases we have. All of our really rare and valuable guitars and things usually travel in crappy cases and get broken. When we fly, we check 50-year-old amplifiers as luggage with no case or protection, just a luggage tag on the handle. We are incredibly cheap."

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Charlie Schuck

’59 Rickenbacker Capri

"Paul's beloved, irreplaceable '59 Rickenbacker Capri. The neck is currently broken for the second time, because he's too cheap for a guitar stand. That's the Walkmen for you."

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