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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 - 4:45 pm

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 - 4:25 pm

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’s OK Computer,More »

By: Stereogum / July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am

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 pro-recording… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 8, 2011 - 3:43 pm

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 - 9:47 am

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. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2011 - 2:47 pm

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 Smother’… More »

By: jessica / May 18, 2011 - 5:13 pm

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 - 1:42 pm

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 - 11:20 am

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 - 12:18 pm

Strokes Working On LP5, Getting Along

There’s an emerging line of thought that frames the Strokes as America’s Oasis: beloved for their first two watershed records, forgiven for uneven subsequent efforts. Recorded output aside, the analogy holds water at least in terms of their media coverage: The “Are they getting along or aren’t they?” tagline is amusing, or exhausting, depending o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 28, 2011 - 3:45 pm

The Strokes Play “Games” On Conan

The Strokes visited Conan last night and put in this subdued performance of the Casablancas/Valensi-penned “Games.” They sounded and looked great, even though Casablancas appeared to be on the run from the law or the sun. Watch:… More »

By: jessica / April 21, 2011 - 11:55 am

Scenes From Coachella ’11: Kanye & More From Sunday

Sunday at Indio featured CSS, Delorean, HEALTH, Lightning Bolt, OFF!, the Strokes, a riot-free Death From Above 1979, MEN, Twin Shadow, Wiz Khalifa, and others, but it seems folks were largely focused on who Kanye may or may not bring on stage with him for his festival closing set. Justin Vernon came along for the… More »

By: brandon / April 18, 2011 - 10:03 am

Hipster Orchestra Covers “Under Cover Of Darkness”

The Angles track is one of musical licensing hipsters and occasional string quartet Jingle Punks “favorite Strokes tunes of all time,” so why not? I don’t know. More »

By: brandon / April 6, 2011 - 4:44 pm

The Strokes & Elvis Costello @ Madison Square Garden 4/1/11 – “Taken For A Fool”

Before the Strokes even took the stage for their sold-out show headlining MSG, their concert took over NYC Twitter feeds with Elvis Costello’s surprise opening set of “Pump It Up,” “Radio Radio,” and “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love And Understanding.” The Garden was reportedly (i.e. retweetedly) enthralled. Given the date, those posts were helpfully… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 2, 2011 - 3:10 am

The Strokes Bring “You’re So Right” To Fallon

The Strokes chose to go black and white for their performance of “You’re So Right” on Fallon last night, which is a fitting tonal palette for this Angles oddball. Also you get to see a Stroke other than Julian singing on a Strokes song (Nick intones and moans like an anxious These New Puritan). Maybe… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 31, 2011 - 10:05 am

The Strokes – “Call Me Back” Video

The Strokes released Angles almost two weeks ago. As a gift for fans who pre-ordered the album, the band sent out a link to download a video for “Call Me Back.” The clip was created by Albert Hammond Jr., and it’s an uncomplicated video: slow motion film of water dripping down, a woman walking through… More »

By: jessica / March 29, 2011 - 10:37 am

The Strokes Get “Taken For A Fool” On Letterman

They brought Angles’ most angular track to Late Night. They always seem to be at their most energetic for Letterman, but Julian Casablancas also wandered past the monitors and got on one knee toward the end. It prompted Letterman to say, “You all right? What’s the matter? I think you’re fine. You’re a little hard… More »

By: jessica / March 24, 2011 - 9:55 am

Reading & Leeds Lineup 2011

If you’re a Muse or My Chemical Romance fan, I feel sorta bad for you, but today’s your lucky day: The bands are headlining this summer’s Reading & Leeds Festivals. The (not so) resurgent Strokes and Pulp are playing co-headline slots. The bills also include the National, Odd Future, UK sensations the Vaccines, Crystal Castles,… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2011 - 10:07 am

SXSW Thursday: Featuring Austra, Mister Heavenly, Chelsea Wolfe

Here lies our documentation of Thursday in Austin. For more, check our list of 32 Must See Bands this week, and our coverage from Wednesday. (That’s Zola Jesus above, by Ryan Muir.) Click on:… More »

By: Stereogum / March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm
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