Hamilton Leithauser: “Rough Going” (KUTX Live at Four Seasons)

This week, the Song of the Day features ACL Fest 2017 artists. Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX.

The Walkmen’s announcement of a hiatus in 2014 came as bittersweet news. The longtime indie institution hit a Spoon-esque level of consistency over the course of a decade, crafting seven deeply-moving and invigorating albums that wear well. But the band’s pause allows for even more Walkmen-associated music as each member takes a solo turn. Singer Hamilton Leithauser knocked one out of the park last year with I Had A Dream You Were Mine, teaming up with former Vampire Weekend member Rostam.

Leithauser brought the record’s swooning, ’50s-influenced sound to KUTX Live at the Four Seasons last Friday. “Rough Going” turned out to be a perfect morning wake-up call, thanks to Leithauser’s distinctive croon. It’s the kind of song that already sounds like a golden oldie the first time you spin it.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

Hamilton Leithauser at ACL Fest 2017:

*Friday, Oct 13 // Barton Springs Stage // 3:15 p.m.

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