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Comedian, actor and writer Wyatt Cenac joins Soundcheck’s evening of performance and conversation that also includes Hamilton Leithauser—frontman for New York music scene veterans The Walkmen—and the soaring orchestral pop of San Fermin.
In the wake of The Walkmen's indefinite hiatus, many of the beloved Brooklyn band's members have begun to pursue other projects. Leithauser and his new band will perform songs from his upcoming debut solo album, Black Hours, set for release June 3, 2014.
New York-based stand-up comedian, actor, and writer Wyatt Cenac is best known for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he was a correspondent and writer for half of the last decade. His upcoming album, BROOKLYN, will be for sale on vinyl only in early fall 2014. Cenac will perform a live stand-up set, and talk with Soundcheck host John Schaefer.
The project-turned-sprawling band of composer Ellis Ludwig-Leone, San Fermin recently released a superb debut self-titled album. Hear the group play its smart blend of joyful indie pop and intricate chamber music.
Soundcheck is WNYC’s smartly-curated destination for music fans to discover their personal soundtrack. Hosted by John Schaefer, the radio show is a regular stop for artists working and performing in New York City. Blending intimate conversation, live in-studio performances, and audience interaction, Soundcheck reveals insights from songwriters, critics and tastemakers.