The new Walkmen album, You & Me won't hit store shelves until August 19, but for a limited time the band is offering up the new work as a download for only 5 dollars. In addition to it being a great deal and not having to wait until the August 19th release date, the group is donating all the proceeds to charity, with all donations going to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center which will benefit cancer research and treatment. It is part of a partnership that the band has formed with AmieStreet.com and the website's "Download to Make a Difference" campaign, and according to Walkmen member Peter Bauer is "...in honor of Luca Vasallo, a friend to the band and a current patient who is seven months old and doing a great job fighting a very difficult disease".
The 5 dollar download is available for the next three weeks, to get the new Walkmen album 'You & Me' for Five dollars go to www.amiestreet.com/thewalkmen
In addition, you can currently hear the new track "In The New Year" on the bands myspace.