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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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Albert Hammond Jr – “Rude Customer”

Albert Hammond Jr has been clean and sober for four years, but the Strokes guitarist just recently opened up to the general public about hi…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2013 - 3:42 pm

Albert Hammond, Jr. Details Drug Addiction In NME

Albert Hammond, Jr., the Strokes guitarist and occasional solo artist, has been in and out of the spotlight over the last decade-plus. From an outside…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2013 - 12:17 pm

HAIM – “I’ll Try Anything Once” (Strokes Cover)

HAIM played on Sirius XMU last month. During the session they covered The Strokes' "I'll Try Anything Once" -- an early version of "You Only…
Liz Pelly | March 31, 2013 - 3:46 pm

The 10 Best Strokes Songs

New Yorkers like to think of New York as the center of the universe, or at least the center of gravity where cool is concerned.
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2013 - 12:18 pm

The Strokes – “Fast Animals”

On Record Store Day (4/20), the Strokes will release a 7-inch for their recent single "All The Time." It's from their new album, Comedown Machine,…
Liz Pelly | March 24, 2013 - 1:12 pm

Premature Evaluation: The Strokes Comedown Machine

At SXSW, they give you all these bracelets everywhere you go -- indicating you've got clearance to enter different venues or VIP sections or whatever…
Michael Nelson | March 20, 2013 - 11:20 am

The Strokes Comedown Machine Comment Party

We’ve already heard the previews, as well as entire songs “One Way Trigger” and “All The Time.” And now all of Comedown Machine, the gleaming…
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2013 - 4:25 pm

Preview Every Track From The Strokes’ Comedown Machine

The Strokes’ new album Comedown Machine is only a week away from release, but we’ve only heard two songs, “One Way Trigger” and “All The
Tom Breihan | March 18, 2013 - 8:49 am

The Strokes – “All The Time” Video

The Strokes' new single "All The Time" sounds like an old Strokes song, with its urgently metronomic rhythm and its excellently rumpled Julian Casablancas mutter-wail.
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2013 - 10:54 am

Azealia Banks – “Barely Legal” (The Strokes Cover)

Azealia Banks haters, start your engines! I fully expect that just the headline "Azealia Banks - 'Barely Legal' (The Strokes Cover)" already has some people'…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2013

It's finally come to this: The first straight-to-Spotify Stereogum Monthly Mix. It's the end of an era, and I'm a little sad about it! But…
Amrit Singh | February 28, 2013 - 1:30 pm

The Strokes – “All The Time”

Well, this is more like it. "One Way Trigger," the first song we heard from new Strokes album Comedown Machine, was a keyboards-and-falsetto curiosity, but…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2013 - 2:34 pm

Preview The Strokes’ “All The Time”

We’ve already heard the shockingly synthy and falsetto-laden “One Way Trigger,” our earliest taste of the Strokes’ new album Comedown Machine. But the first proper…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2013 - 11:40 am

The Strokes Comedown Machine Out 3/26

Rather than create a lyric video for their weird-as-fuck, falsetto-laden, a-Ha-inspired new single “One Way Trigger,” the Strokes have gone a comparatively low-tech route. They’ve…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2013 - 9:26 am

The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

Well, here are a couple of surprises! For one thing: The Strokes have a new song! For another: It does not sound like any goddam…
Tom Breihan | January 25, 2013 - 2:36 pm

The Strokes To Return With “All The Time”

Last year, we reported that the Strokes were back in the studio to record a follow-up to 2011’s Angles. News hit today, via Consequence of
Claire Lobenfeld | January 17, 2013 - 10:43 am

Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work…
Amrit Singh | November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Members Of Arcade Fire, Strokes To Play Charity BBall At POP Montreal

This year’s POP Montreal will host another POP Vs. Jock charity basketball game with proceeds benefiting DJ SportsClub, a youth group in the area. The…
Corban Goble | August 30, 2012 - 9:10 am

The Strokes Working On New Album

UPDATE: Management denies that the Strokes are back in the studio (via Pitchfork). When the Strokes reassembled to release their album Angles two years ago,…
Tom Breihan | June 12, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. Covers Big Star (Stereogum Premiere)

Cool For School, a digital-only compilation that benefits The Lunchbox Fund, features covers by the likes of Bright Eyes and Albert Hammond, Jr. Today, we're…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2011 - 1:26 pm
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