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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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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
Stereogum | March 18, 2011 - 6:13 pm

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…
stereogum | March 16, 2011 - 12:00 pm

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…
jessica | March 14, 2011 - 3:44 pm

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…
jessica | March 14, 2011 - 9:51 am

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…
Amrit Singh | March 6, 2011 - 11:04 am

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.
Scott Lapatine | March 2, 2011 - 12:29 am

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…
Amrit Singh | March 1, 2011 - 2:59 pm

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…
brandon | February 28, 2011 - 3:47 pm

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…
Amrit Singh | February 22, 2011 - 5:31 pm

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.
Scott Lapatine | February 11, 2011 - 10:24 am

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…
jessica | February 9, 2011 - 3:25 pm

The Strokes “Under Cover Of Darkness” Preview

Did you know it's been five years since we heard any new music from the Strokes? I bet you didn't know that, no one's really…
Scott Lapatine | February 5, 2011 - 6:50 pm

Strokes “Angles” Details

Albert Hammond Jr. and Nick Valensi spoke with Rolling Stone about the Strokes' forthcoming 10-song album, tentatively titled Angles. It's their first collection since 2006.
brandon | January 19, 2011 - 3:19 pm

“Classic” Sounding Strokes LP4 Out By March

Nickel Eye Fraiture had a chat with BBC Radio, the pullquotes from which the NME has pulled thusly: “Sonically, I feel it’s the album…
Amrit Singh | January 5, 2011 - 6:02 pm

Strokes Complete LP4?

This is weird because I’d been hearing that the sessions were scrapped due to the band being unhappy with their creative direction (most everyone’s taking…
Amrit Singh | November 17, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Austin City Limits 2010 In Photos

Austin City Limits hosted some of the nicest weather in years alongside an impressive line up with main headliners The Strokes, Muse and the Eagles.
Andrew Youssef | October 14, 2010 - 2:35 pm