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Within the the 30-day radius surrounding the release of First Impressions Of Earth — the Strokes’ third album, which turned 10 yesterday — the band was featured prominently in just about every publication that was able to score some access. They were on the covers of Spin and NME; they were on the cover of… More »

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 »

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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 his…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2013 - 3:42 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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's…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 28, 2013 - 3:46 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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