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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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… More »

By: jessica / March 24, 2011

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… More »

By: brandon / March 22, 2011

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

The Strokes Angles Premature Evaluation

A miserable experience recording an album doesn’t always equal a miserable album. So often the opposite happens: Big Star, Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Fleetwood Mac all made brilliant albums under internal or external stress. So the early clues into the Strokes’ fourth album, their first in five years, weren’t so bad. Sure, it had… More »

By: stereogum / March 16, 2011

Watch The Strokes Debut “Gratisfaction” In Vegas

Earlier today you got a taste of "Machu Picchu" and "Taken For A Fool." Now you can check out "Gratisfaction," which the band debuted in Las Vegas on Saturday night. According to the NME, the band played a total of five Angles tracks. The setlist and video of "Gratisfaction" is below. The list… More »

By: jessica / March 14, 2011

Stream The Strokes Angles

They've released videos, appeared on Saturday Night Live, and even had their haircuts analyzed by the the New York Times Magazine (guitarist Nick Valensi tells the reporter that he only washes his hair about 10 times a year). The only thing left now is an album release. The official release date i… More »

By: jessica / March 14, 2011

The Strokes Hit SNL

I have rarely looked forward to Gabe Videogum's SNL recap with more anticipation than this week's because what the hell was that last night? I mean aside from having a script that with sketches both pitched and punched up by Miley Cyrus's publicist, it is very cool how SNL gave Miley a chance to show… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 6, 2011

The Strokes – “Under Cover Of Darkness” Video

Earlier we heard "You're So Right," a new Strokes song many of you deemed ... interesting. Which is better than boring. Two for two, Strokes. Now we've got Warren Fu's video for that song's more classic-sounding A-Side "UCoD." It was shot in New Jersey so the band got all dressed up. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / March 2, 2011

The Strokes – “You’re So Right”

The first full song from Angles, "Under Cover Of Darkness," received reviews that nearly unanimously decreed it "a very good Strokes song." And then reviewers wondered if that was a red herring of a first impression, or a harbinger of the "return to form" that so many people seem to be craving. If yesterday's More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 1, 2011

Strokes Angles Snippets

See if you were right to judge a record by its Q*Bert cover via 30-second Angles snippets. They were initially up on iTunes, but were subsequently removed. Now they're streaming at 1077theend.com. Angles is out 3/22 via RCA. Maybe you'll hear a couple songs in full at SXSW. More »

By: brandon / February 28, 2011

Strokes Confirm SXSW Free Show

The not-so-secret secret line on SXSW is that the industry fest isn't much of an industry fest at all -- all day everyday is a buffet of buzz bands playing showcases curated by your favorite blogger, usually at the cost of just an RSVP email in advance. The Strokes are doing that all one better… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 22, 2011

The Strokes Angles Cover Revealed

This reminds reminds of something I doodled in third grade. (That is not an insult; I got a B+.) Angles is out 3/22 via RCA. You can hear its first single “Under Cover Of Darkness” right here. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 11, 2011

The Strokes – “Under Cover Of Darkness”

You heard the 30-second sample of "Under The Cover Of Darkness," now you can hear the entire track, below. It's the first taste from the Strokes upcoming Angles. To me it sounds like the "classic" Strokes sound they promised. Listen:… More »

By: jessica / February 9, 2011