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Members Of The Strokes, Au Revoir Simone, The Like Form New Group Summer Moon

Last month at her birthday party at Brooklyn's Baby's All Right, former Like member Tennessee Thomas debuted a band called Summer Moon which features the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture on vocals and bass, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring on keyboards, Lewis Lazar on guitar, along with Thomas herself on drums. The band played a short set… More »

By: James Rettig / January 17, 2015

Kate Pierson – “Bottoms Up” (Feat. Nick Valensi)

B-52's singer Kate Pierson is striking out on her own for a debut solo album, Guitars And Microphones, which is due out next month. Based on this new track, lead single "Mister Sister," and "Bring Your Arms," it's shaping up to be a heck of a lot of fun. "Bottoms Up" is a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014

Acura’s Got A Commercial With Julian Casablancas Music, Too

A song from the Strokes recently showed up in a commercial for the Volkswagen Golf, and it looks like another car company has snagged the honor of a Julian Casablancas-performed song to soundtrack their ad. Acura's new holiday commercial uses Casablancas' cover of "I Wish It Was Christmas Today," the Saturday Night Live recurring… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014

Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC

Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes'… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014

Watch The Strokes’ “Reptilia” Soundtrack A Volkswagen Golf Family Commercial

The Strokes are no strangers to having their songs appear in commercials, but their latest placement is especially telling after Julian Casablancas made it clear last month that he was over New York City (and brunch) and that he had just moved out to the suburbs. Room On Fire track "Reptilia" soundtracks a… More »

By: James Rettig / November 24, 2014

26 Essential Songs From The NYC Rock Resurgence

Mainstream American rock music, as you might recall, was in rough shape in the late '90s. The Alt-Nation era had run out of road for the most part, giving way to legions of awful post-grunge and nu-metal bands soundtracking extreme energy-drink commercials and extreme-sports video games. These were dark times. This was at a time… More »

By: Ryan Leas / November 19, 2014

Julian Casablancas Criticizes iTunes, Wants Strokes’ 6th Album On His Label

Last year, the Strokes released their Comedown Machine album, and it's set to be the last album under their deal with RCA. But the Strokes aren't done making new music; they apparently have plans to record early next year. And frontman Julian Casablancas is hoping to release any new Strokes records on Cult Records,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014

Julian Casablancas Is Building A Folding Bicycle And Is Confident There Is No Extraterrestrial Life

Julian Casablancas is kind of the anti-Taylor Swift, isn't he? She just moved to Tribeca -- making her neighbors with, like, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Blue Ivy -- and is so stoked on it that she's Instagramming pictures of lattés and serving as NYC's Global Welcome Ambassador for tourism. He just moved out… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014

Julian Casablancas Issues Statement On Brunch

Whatever you want to call this ongoing hubbub about Julian Casablancas and his disdain for New York City brunch crowds and/or hotshot GQ reporters -- Brunchgate? Brunchghazi? -- consider today's tweets the Strokes and Voidz frontman's last words on the matter. In a Twitter rant just now, he gave his definitive take on brunch… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014

Julian Casablancas & Karen O Interview Each Other About Radiohead, Coors Light Commercials, & The Old NYC Scene

Julian Casablancas and Karen O came to international attention in 2001 as part of the burgeoning NYC rock scene, and both artists just released new albums, Tyranny and Crush Songs, respectively. In this week's issue of Time Out NY, the two artists interview each other. It's not exactly probing journalism, but it's a pretty fu… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 24, 2014

Watch Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver Cover Phil Collins At Pop Vs. Jock

The annual Pop Vs. Jock celebrity basketball game went down today in Montreal as part of Pop Montreal festivities, and as promised, it featured some all-star halftime festivities involving covers of Phil Collins and the White Stripes. Correspondent Greg Bouchard (who also attended Steve Albini's cooking class the other day) passed o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014

Members Of Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Bon Iver To Play Basketball For Charity

Win Butler never met a Canadian celebrity basketball game he didn't want to take part in, and next month, he'll share the court with some fellow indie rock heavy hitters at this year's Pop Vs. Jock charity game. The game is an annual part of the Pop Montreal festival, and both Win and Will Butler… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2014

Au Revoir Simone – “Fade Into You” (Feat Nikolai Fraiture) (Mazzy Star Cover)

Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" remains one of the iconic songs of the '90s, and now Au Revoir Simone have taken on the task of covering it. Though they've included the song in live sets, the synth-pop trio went into the studio to record this version, and they brought along a little help: Nikolai Fraiture… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 12, 2014

The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two headliners I loved, and they conflicted, and I had no interest in the subsequent four on Saturday and Sunday. After being impressed and surprised repeatedly on Friday, I had a… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 9, 2014

Watch The Strokes Perform Comedown Machine Songs Live For The First Time In Port Chester

The Strokes had their first concert in three years last night in Port Chester, NY and played three songs from 2013's Comedown Machine, which they didn't tour behind. The show served as a warm-up performance for their headlining performance at next weekend's Governors Ball. Julian Casablancas was also back in form following his crappy More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014

The Strokes Announce NY Show Before Governors Ball

Between Albert Hammond doing "One Way Trigger" and Julian Casablancas doing "Take It Or Leave It," there have been more live covers of Strokes songs by members of the Strokes than there has been actual Strokes news of late. But today, the Strokes announced a show that will act as a warm-up for… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 13, 2014

Total Warr – “Is This It” (The Strokes Cover)

French psych-pop duo and BTW alumni Total Warr have served up a cover of "Is This It," the title track from the Strokes' classic 2001 debut album. It's a very pretty synth-based rendering of the song, and they apparently did it just for kicks, as explained on SoundCloud:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 12, 2014

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play The Strokes’ “One Way Trigger” In Newcastle

When the Strokes revealed Comedown Machine single "One Way Trigger" last year, Tom noted that the song features "a particularly ornery Albert Hammond, Jr. solo." If that didn't already qualify as Hammond putting his personal stamp on the tune, last night's solo gig in Newcastle probably did the trick; Hammond performed "One Way… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2014

Famous Album Cover Art Imagined From A Different Perspective

Have you ever wondered what famous album covers might look like from a different perspective? A user on Flickr by the name of Harvezt has worked to answer that question with a new series called The Dark Side Of The Cover. It goes all over the place from the Beatles to Nirvana to Kraftwerk… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 8, 2014
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