Walden consists of four guys who have stayed best friends while making music together for ten years. Now based in Denver, Colorado, they formed in 2012 while still in high school in Atlanta. The indie/alternative rock quartet consists of Richard Becker (vocals/guitar), Jamie de Lange (bass), Eric Hangartner (vocals/piano) and Andrew Mendel (drums/background vocals).
They burst onto the scene with their release of The Green Lights EP in 2018, playing at Bonnaroo, Shaky Knees, KAABOO Del Mar, Summerfest, & Suwannee Hulaween, and supporting renowned acts including Moon Taxi, Ripe, and Twiddle. They released The Static EP in 2019 along with several singles/music videos in 2020/2021. Their latest EP – “Waiting for the Moment” – came out on July 22nd, 2022 with an accompanying music video for their single “The Moment.” Their latest single, “Wishing Well,” came out on Wednesday November 16th.
In 2021, they coined the “Where’s Walden Tour,” successfully planning & executing a tour of all 50 states starting on a $50 budget. They performed in a unique array of venues including traditional clubs, museums, breweries, & even a national cave. With the support of their loyal fans, Walden funded the whole operation with merchandise sales, donations, sponsorships, & ticket sales, achieving their goal and turning a profit. In November 2022, Walden supported Marc Broussard on his west coast tour, playing to an average crowd size of 600 each night.
(From Left to Right) Jamie, Richard, Eric, and Rew