The Walkmen are going on “extreme hiatus” according to bassist Peter Bauer

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Photo by Arno Frugier
Photo by Arno Frugier

The Walkmen are calling it quits. Or, as bassist and organist Peter Bauer told the Washington Post:

“We have no future plans whatsoever,” Bauer says. “I’d call it a pretty extreme hiatus.”

According to Pitchfork:

Three members of the band are currently working on solo LPs: Hamilton Leithauser (whose album is due in 2014 and features members of the Shins, Fleet Foxes, and Vampire Weekend), Walter Martin, and Bauer (Liberation!, which will be released under the name Peter Matthew Bauer). Bauer and Leithauser’s records both feature other members of the Walkmen.

What quite possibly will be the band’s last performance together is next Wednesday, December 4th at Union Transfer at a fundraiser for The Rail Park with performances from the Sun Ra Arkestra, Sharon Van Etten, Spank Rock, Birdie Busch, Light Heat, Chris Ward, Mary Lattimore and Jeff Zeigler.

Bauer last graced our presence when he performed with Light Heat in a Key Studio Session. You can download that session here.

Get tickets to the fundraiser for The Rail Park at Union Transfer here.

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