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The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock… More »

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 »

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 »

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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 Stroke…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm

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 --…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 song…
Michael Nelson | May 13, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2014 - 1:05 pm

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."…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2014 - 2:25 pm

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 ha…
Miles Bowe | April 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas Play “Take It Or Leave It” In Chile

Julian Casablancas's recent live shows with his new backing band the Voidz have been, by most accounts, an absolute godawful nightmare. (I saw him at…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 9:34 am

Watch The Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Album Trailer

Given that his name popped up on a number of festival bills, we'd been anticipating a new Julian Casablancas solo joint this year, and it…
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2014 - 10:17 am

Governors Ball 2014 Lineup

We already knew that OutKast would headline this summer’s Governors Ball festival in New York; it followed Coachella as the second reunion show that the…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2014 - 10:20 am

Stereogum’s 50 Favorite Songs Of 2013

Determining the year's best albums is, admittedly, a subjective pursuit. But even more than an albums roundup, a list of songs is an intensely personal…
Stereogum | December 12, 2013 - 1:09 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice” Video (NSFW)

Earlier this week, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. released his solo EP AHJ, and now he's got a video for the rippling early single "St.
Tom Breihan | October 9, 2013 - 2:58 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play Letterman

Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP is out this Tuesday on Cult Records, the label run by Julian Casablancas. The entire EP is now available…
Liz Pelly | October 5, 2013 - 3:50 am
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