As if a Daytrotter session of Leonard Cohen covers and a re-imagining of Nilsson's Pussy Cats were not enough of a reason to love The Walkmen like you love $1.50 Cheesecake Factory cheesecakes, The Walkmen's new album You & Me is available for $5 at AmieStreet.com.
It's a win-win opportunity, as you are privileged to get the album weeks in advance at a jaw-droppingly low price and your money goes to cancer research… saving lives, and saving your own (because the album is that good).
You & Me will be sold for three weeks as part of AmieStreet.com's Download To Make A Difference campaign, a cause that has personal significance to The Walkmen. “All donations go to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 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,” said Peter Bauer of The Walkmen. “This is a very good organization that certainly deserves the attention.”
Should you pass on cancer research donations and a price not even the Wal-Mart smiley face can slash, you can be selfish and wait until August 19 for You & Me on Gigantic.