Live Video: The Walkabouts

Sometimes Seattle gets it wrong. No doubt a lot of great music comes out of this town and the surrounding area, and bands like Fleet Foxes, Nirvana, The Head and the Heart, Band of Horses, Modest Mouse (okay, Issaquah actually) and so many before them have gone on to national acclaim. But when you’ve got to dig through the import bin to find the latest album by The Walkabouts, well, something’s wrong! The veteran band, formed by songwriting duo Chris Eckman and Carla Torgerson, has been cranking out stellar albums for nearly 30 years and yet they still sell out more shows in Europe than in their hometown. And while they have appeared on local label Sub Pop as well as on the Bay Area’s Innerstate Records for a number of years, it’s Germany’s Glitterhouse that has stood by them for the past decade and has recently put out their excellent 2011 album, Travels in the Dustland. Six years in the making, Travels finds the band following a different dusty route through the landscape of Americana, one that will bring them back home where they belong! Recently, Chris and Carla; long-time members Michael Wells, Glenn Slater, and Terri Moeller; and new member Paul Austin, rode into the KEXP studio to perform four songs from the new album. Check it out now and give them the local love they deserve:

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  1. Brian
    Posted February 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    The Walkabouts are great…too bad your videos of them aren’t! Keeps buffering during each song…..LAME!

  2. Posted February 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Brian, you might check your internet settings and perhaps select a lower quality playback (by clicking the gear icon at the bottom of the screen). We upload the highest quality video files, but not everyone can play high quality 1080 HD videos on their computers. This isn’t the fault of the videos themselves, though.

  3. josh
    Posted February 22, 2012 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    No kidding, calm down Brian.

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