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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 single, "All The Time," isn't out for another week or so. Thankfully, a Strokes fan site points out that Amazon already has a preview of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2013

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 written all the lyrics on what you see above, a fake movie poster that looks like it could've advertised a B-level Hitchcock knockoff in, say, 1966. Check out a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 30, 2013

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 Strokes song I've ever heard! The track, entitled "One Way Trigger," marries the band's blase hedonism to a weirdly dinky synthpop hook and gives Julian Casablancas a chance to do… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013

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 Sound, that Seattle radio station 107.7 The End has received a new single from the band called "All The Time." The song is not available yet, but… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 17, 2013

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 last night. "This is a hard thing to organize." And that's probably true of most every tribute concert of this nature, as it has probably been true of the decade… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 15, 2012

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 rosters include Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler, Martin Starr (Freaks And Geeks, Party Down, Luke Bonner (brother of Spurs forward Matt Bonner), the Strokes' Nikolai Faiture and… More »

By: Corban Goble / August 30, 2012

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, we saw tons of reports about how the recording process was contentious, how Julian Casablancas wasn't recording with the rest of the band, how some members of the band… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 12, 2012

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 sharing a track that features the second-most-famous Stroke covering Big Star's 1972 classic, "Thirteen," from their #1 Record. Hear, here:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 4, 2011

Last Chance To Download Stereogum’s Strokes Tribute Album!

The time is now to get in STROKED, the track-for-track Is This It covers compilation we assembled in honor of the Strokes' modern classic. For the 10th anniversary of its release, we had the likes of Real Estate, Owen Pallett, Peter Bjorn & John, Austra, Heems, the morning benders, and more offer their spi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 26, 2011

Pearl Jam Twenty: Temple Of The Dog Reunites, Vedder And Casablancas Sing Together

This past weekend, Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th year together as a band by headlining their own Pearl Jam Twenty festival at the Wisconsin ski resort town of East Troy. Festival attendees had to endure a whole ton of rain, but they also got some big one-night-only collaborations. The biggest of those was almost certainly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 6, 2011

Tokyo Police Club Cover LCD Soundsystem, Phoenix, The Strokes

Tokyo Police Club has been unraveling a covers series for Polaroid -- ten songs culled from each of the last ten years -- and a few more of these have surfaced. Check out covers of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends," Phoenix's "Long Distance Call," the Strokes' "Under Control," and Kelly Clarkson's guess-which-one, all below:… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 1, 2011

The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker Cover The Cars At Reading

Last night, Pulp's Jarvis Cocker joined co-headliners the Strokes during their Is This It-heavy set at Reading Festival for a cover of The Cars' "Just What I Needed." Lots of bro-hugs abound. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 28, 2011

Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite indie bands to cover each track. The resulting collection, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It, is in the spirit of our previous free tribute albums for Radiohead'sMore »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2011

The Strokes – “Taken For A Fool” Video, Elvis Costello Collab B-Side

On July 26th, the Strokes will make an honest single out of Angles' Elvis Costello-indebted "Taken For A Fool." You may also remember that time the Strokes headlined MSG and confirmed the song's Elvis influence by having him guest. That YouTube clip was shitty quality, yet a thrilling watch. You had to figure a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean's photos from this year's 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam featuring Dr. John and Dan Auerbach, and more. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2011

Strokes Play Ellen

The Strokes played Ellen for today's broadcast. The episode will be on TV this afternoon -- 4 p.m. in most areas -- but Ellen put the band's performance of Angles' "Gratisfaction" on the show's website early. There's no intro and no Ellen dancing, though the description says The Strokes is one of her favorites. More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2011

Strokes And Wild Beasts Play Jools

The Strokes were on Jools Holland last night, and they played "Under Cover Of Darkness" and "Taken For A Fool" for the audience in the shadows. One thing to note: Julian Casablancas playfully covers Albert Hammond, Jr.'s eyes for part of "Under Cover Of Darkness." Wild Beasts were on the same episode, they did… More »

By: jessica / May 18, 2011

Strokes, QOTSA Playing Pearl Jam 20 Fest

Ten turns 20 in August and Pearl Jam are celebrating with their own festival-type thing over Labor Day weekend. The celebration will be headlined by the host band of course (it's PJ's only US performance in 2011), and as support they've lined up the Strokes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / May 16, 2011

Julian Casablancas Covers Buddy Holly

When you stop and think about all the great songs Buddy Holly wrote, it's crazy to remember he died in that plane crash when he was 22. (Hurry up, Tyler.) If he'd lived, he would've been 75 this year. As a tribute/memorial, Paul McCartney, My Morning Jacket, Cee Lo Green, Lou Reed, the Black Keys,… More »

By: brandon / May 16, 2011

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The festival started in the 70s, and it's gotten pretty diverse -- there probably aren't many other festivals where you could catch Arcade Fire, Gregg Allman Blues Band, Lupe Fiasco,… More »

By: jessica / May 9, 2011
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