Home > News & Reviews > Hamilton Leithauser

Hamilton Leithauser Posts New Single Don't Check The Score

Monday, 30 March 2020 Written by Jon Stickler

Hamilton Leithauser has released a new single.

Don't Check The Score serves as the third preview of the Walkmen vocalist's upcoming second solo LP, 'The Loves Of Your Life', due out on April 10 via Glassnote. Announcing it online, said:

"Hi today I am releasing my new song Don’t Check the Score. It’s about routing for an old estranged friend. Maybe it was a rocky road and weird goodbye, but you'd like them to know you’re still in their corner.

"When I used to work at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, my friend introduced me to “day trading” which is just compulsive gambling on the stock market. It can be done from your home (or work) computer. Instead of working, we would gamble all day. It was incredibly fun when you were up, and not as fun when you were down. This was around 2001, so we only had a dial up connection on one shared computer. It took like 45 seconds to login to the website to check your bet (hopefully you’d made like $55 or something). When things looked sour, you’d say “don’t login!” Out of sight, out of mind—sort of. In reality you’d just be biting your nails thinking of nothing else...definitely not working. Anyhow, the title is a metaphor for looking the other way, or avoiding an inconvenient truth. I guess I could have called it “Don’t Login” but I think there’s a lot more nobility in a sports metaphor than a day trading metaphor. Eventually, I stopped trading, because the house always wins.

"So today this song goes out to all the gamblers, betters, troubled souls, long-lost friends, and sad-sack day-traders who can’t facing logging in.

"Right now, don’t login."

The ascending track brings together acoustic guitar with piano, percussion and soothing backing vocals. Similarly to the previous two singles, Isabella and Here They Come, Don't Check The Score comes with a humorous teaser video for the record, this one featuring actress Sienna Miller. Take a look below.

Leithauser plans to support the album with North American and European shows this summer.

Hamilton Leithauser Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Fri May 08 2020 - ST LOUIS Missouri - Delmar Hall (USA)
Sun May 10 2020 - CHICAGO Illinois - Thalia Hall (USA)
Tue May 12 2020 - MADISON Wisconsin - Majestic Theater Madison (USA)
Wed May 13 2020 - MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota - Cedar Cultural Center (USA)
Wed May 20 2020 - LOS ANGELES California - Theatre at Ace (USA)
Thu May 21 2020 - SAN FRANCISCO California - August Hall (USA)
Tue June 02 2020 - DUBLIN Button Factory
Wed June 03 2020 - GLASGOW Saint Lukes
Thu June 04 2020 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 2
Fri June 05 2020 - LONDON Electric Brixton
Sun June 07 2020 - BRIGHTON Chalk
Thu August 06 2020 - DETROIT Michigan - El Club (USA)
Fri August 07 2020 - TORONTO Ontario - Danforth Music Hall Theatre (Canada)
Mon August 10 2020 - PORTLAND Maine - Port City Music Hall (USA)
Tue August 11 2020 - CAMBRIDGE MA Massachusetts - Sinclair (USA)

Click here to compare & buy Hamilton Leithauser Tickets at Stereoboard.com.

Let Us Know What You Think - Leave A Comment!

Related News

Tue 14 Apr 2020
Hamilton Leithauser - The Loves Of Your Life (Album Review)
< Prev   Next >