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  • Walter Martin of The Walkmen Shares New Song; Would Like To Connect With You on LinkedIn

    Fri, 20 Nov 2015 15:01:09

    Walter Martin of The Walkmen Shares New Song; Would Like To Connect With You on LinkedIn -

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    • The Walkmen - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 15: Musician Walter Martin of The Walkmen performs during the 2013 Northside Festival at McCarren Park on June 15, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
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    In a somewhat unconventional music delivery method, Walter Martin, best known as a member of the on-extreme-hiatus band The Walkmen, released his new single, "Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous," today via LinkedIn.

    It's a not-so-subtle yet clever move, with lyrics laid out as bullet points on a resume, and a professional summary reading: "Hi I'm Walter Martin. I'm a professional musician. Before that I was a museum switchboard operator. And a pizza delivery guy. And a florist. And a lawn mower. I wrote a song about all that. It's called 'Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous.'..." Listen to it below, and read the lyrics at LinkedIn "...(except the part about being rich and famous, it's all true)."

    The song, which has a loose and breezy feel reminiscent of Jonathan Richman and the Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt, will be featured on the artist's upcoming album, Arts & Leisure, which is out January 29, 2016 on his label Ile Flottante Music. It's an effort that was mixed by Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, The Shins), features Walkmen drummer Matt Barrick, and follows Martin's 2014 release of kids' songs called We're All Young Together.

    For the record, Walter Martin would like to connect with you on LinkedIn. You can do that here here, or watch the charming album trailer at WalterMartinMusic.com, or below.

    Listen to "Jobs I Had Before I Got Rich & Famous" from Walter Martin:



    Watch Walter Martin's 'Arts & Leisure' Album Trailer:"



    Walter Martin Music Arts & Leisure January 29 2016

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    11.20.15

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