The Walkmen have had a good summer — their sixth full-length album Heaven came out in June to much acclaim, and they had a packed touring summer (including an appearance at the fast-approaching Outside Lands Music Festival).

Never ones to shy away from a guitar ballad, The Walkmen recently put out a spot-on cover of The Rolling Stones’ 1965-hit “Blue Turns to Grey.” Appearing on The Stones’ album December’s Children (And Everybody’s), the track is a great example of the more pop-rock side of the British Invasion, dirtied up and blues-downed just enough by Mick Jagger’s distinct vocals. Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser tackles these vocals admirably, backed by lilting, ’60s style guitars.

The Walkmen
Friday, August 10, 2012
Outside Lands Music Festival
Single Day Ticket, from $95 GA; Three-Day Pass, from $225 GA