Peter Matthew Bauer | photo courtesy of the artist

With The Walkmen on a “pretty extreme hiatus,” Philadelphia-based musician Peter Matthew Bauer has been working on solo material that surfaced today in the form of “Latin American Ficciones.”  The track is lifted from Bauer’s debut solo record Liberation, set for release through Mexican Summer in June.   The single is a bold introduction to who Bauer is on his own, and while the lyrics dig at a deeper meaning of “liberation,” the brisk and straight-forward instrumentation immediately drops a sense of escape and newfound confidence over the song’s surface.  Check out the video below, directed by fellow Walkmen member Matthew Barrick.