New Video: Hamilton Leithauser – Alexandra

Screen Shot 2014-02-26 at 17.56.40Hamilton Leithauser announces his debut solo album Black Hours via Ribbon Music on May 5th – inaugurating a new chapter in an already remarkable career from The Walkmen front man.

The album brings Leithauser full circle and then some, from lonely midwinter piano-and-vocals sessions, to a loud, live Rock’n’Roll group and back again. Featuring Leithauser with a slew of talented collaborators including Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Paul Maroon (The Walkmen), Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes) and Richard Swift (The Shins/solo), the album showcases Leithauser at his most passionate, personal and free.

It was directed by SXSW Film Festival Grand Jury award winning director Tristan Patterson.  The track was co-written by Hamilton Leithauser and Rostam Batmanglij, the latter producing and mixing the track.

Principal recording was done in August 2013 at Vox Studios in Los Angeles, “the oldest private studio in the world”, where Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mercer, and countless others cut demos before appearing on air at NBC studios, just across Melrose Ave.