The Walkmen – We’ve Been Had (live in the studio in 2011)

The first time I saw these guys was in 2002, right around the release of their debut album,  Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. A good friend at work, and fellow music nerd, convinced me to go see them with her. I forget the club, but it was somewhere in Manhattan.

They were as great live as they were in the studio. A really unique, sparse, ragged, and emotional sound. “We’ve Been Had” was the big track at the time. Here they are playing it live in the studio in 2011, as part of an A.V. Club feature (The Onion’s music arm).