Even though they came out late to the Sutro stage at San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival, The Walkmen still managed to put together a set that lasted over 10 songs.
Coming out in a dark suit, frontman Hamilton Leithhouser commanded the stage from the beginning, his howling voice nailing anthems like “We Can’t Be Beat,” “The Love You Love” and “Heartbreaker” to keep a crowd that was cooled by chilly afternoon temperatures moving.
Each of those tracks came off the jangly Heaven, which came out earlier this year.
They also touched on earlier favorites, such as “Angela Surf City” from 2010’s Lisbon and their screaming closer, “All Hands and the Cook” off their 2006 debut, A Hundred Miles Off.
The Walkmen also performed last weekend during Lollapalooza, and their vintage sound is obviously on point during their current tour in support of Heaven.