Hamilton Leithauser+Rostam-When The Truth Is…

 

Feeling nostalgic? Then this is the perfect song for you.

Hamilton Leithauser+Rostam created an incredible throw back to the good ol’ shooby doo wop song. Yet, if you listen through to the last note, you will find an undeniable modern flair to the song. A winning combination for sure.

Hamilton Leithauser+Rostam-When The Truth Is

“I was drowning out the night with the last of the wine

And my story began to unwind
So I gathered all the shot of a glass from the bar
And I left from 17th Street for St. Marks Won’t you listen to me now?
I was trying all the time
Maybe half the time I got you right
But not tonight Oh I’ll always be lonely
And you’ll never hear the truth
Yeah the truth is there’s some distance, but you’re listening
And I keep talking my way back into your heart

Your mama told you I’d long gave up, baby but
Your mama lied
Half the time you let me slide
But not tonight

Oh I’ll always be lonely
And you’ll never hear the truth
Yeah I’ll always be lonely
And you’ll never hear the truth

In the graveyards, in the harbors, in the beer halls and the parks
I’ll be wandering under unfamiliar stars
But the spirits in my heart don’t persuade me any more
Than my echoes off the brick and mortar walls
And the truth is there’s some distance, but you’re listening
And the truth is there’s some distance, but you’re listening

 

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Hamilton Leithauser+Rostam is Hamilton Lethauser, the former lead singer of The Recoys and The Walkmen and Rostam Batmanglij, the songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist from the band Vampire Weekend. Interestingly, they met in March 2008 at The Earl in Atlanta when Vampire Weekend opened for The Walkmen. They have been collaborating ever since, but their latest project became a full length album, I Had A Dream That You Were Mine.

With vocals that stretch and grind in a powerfully alluring way, dreamy thoughtful lyrics, and music that throws you into confusion as to where you are in time. Their combination of personalities and musical compatibility fits handily like a glove. “When The Truth Is” is a strong example of this perfect pairing. As you play it, you will hear elements of both bands from their past, but they add fresh new ingredients which rattle your senses and you can’t help but take note.

With just a few live performances in London and Los Angeles, and a NY performance which was sold out, I am hoping they might add a full blown tour and head back to the place they began, Atlanta.

Go on and listen again, I know you want to….

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