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Julian Casablancas Working On New Strokes Songs, Collaboration With Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Today Noisey published an extensive cover story on Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, as well as a solo artist in his own right. The piece is chock full of personal anecdotes, and in it, a very candid Julian admits how frustrating and fraught his relationship with the Stroke… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 2:46 pm

The Strokes Saw Bowfinger To Calm Down Before Their First Gig

The Guardian interviewed guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. and producer Gordon Raphael for a new feature about the early days of the Strokes, and it includes some interesting tidbits. For instance: Hammond explains that before playing their first show, the band was so nervous that they decided to calm down by seeing the Eddie Murphy/Steve Marti… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm

Nikolai Fraiture’s Summer Moon Preview Debut Song “With You Tonight,” Announce First-Ever Tour Dates

Summer Moon is a super group composed of the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture on vocals and bass, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring on keyboards, Lewis Lazar on guitar, and Like's Tennessee Thomas on drums. So far, that's all we really knew about the group, but today they announced their first-ever tour dates after recently previewing a… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 9, 2015 - 10:24 am

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 - 3:52 pm

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 short but… More »

By: James Rettig / January 16, 2015 - 11:24 am

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 - 4:18 pm

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 classic… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

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' radio show… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm

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 new Volkswage… More »

By: James Rettig / November 24, 2014 - 8:46 am

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 - 10:26 am

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, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm

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 of the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

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 a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 2:59 pm

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 - 5:38 pm

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 on some footage. Bouchard… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 20, 2014 - 6:38 pm

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 - 1:54 pm

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 - 6:16 pm

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 - 12:40 pm

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 SXSWMore »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014 - 3:29 pm

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 their performance… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 13, 2014 - 2:30 pm
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