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The Walkmen, 'In the New Year': Free MP3 of the Day

The Walkmen's twist is dreamy vocals that soar when you'd expect them to shout. Taut guitars and pensive percussion take care of the rest. Download a free MP3 of "In the New Year" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

In the overcrowded N.Y.C. retro-rock scene of recent years, the bands that have stood out most have done it with a twist. In the case of the Walkmen--the group that formed out of Jonathan Fire-Eater and the Recoys--that twist is dreamy vocals that soar when you'd expect them to shout. Taut guitars and pensive percussion take care of the rest.