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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 mentioned it. (For those of you under 10, the Strokes were famous rock starts who dated models and didn't wash their hair.) Between babies and rehab and overrated solo albums,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 5, 2011

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. (It's due out in March.) Hammond tells RS that the title describes "what the record sounds like. It comes from five different people," suggesting that everyone contributed to the songwriting… More »

By: brandon / January 19, 2011

“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 which should have been made between [2003's] 'Room On Fire' and [2006's] 'First Impressions Of Earth'," he said, adding that the album echoes the band's "classic sound". He says it'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 5, 2011

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 writing credits, so allegedly it sounds like a mess of everyone's solo projects), but within the last day two members of Team Strokes have tweeted to the contrary, which make… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 17, 2010

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. Some tough scheduling choices though needed to be made like choosing Sonic Youth or Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells or Silversun Pickups, Band Of Horses or the Flaming Lips, and… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 14, 2010

Outside Lands 2010 In Photos

When we posted the Outside Lands festival lineup, we mentioned how the San Fransisco festival tried to fit it "between a jam and a rock space," especially with Further (featuring the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir and Phil Lesh) and the Strokes headlining on Saturday. According to our photographer Graeme Flegenheimer there was a… More »

By: jessica / August 16, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one's was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2010

Watch Strokes Play Warm-Up Gig In Camden

The Strokes are in it for the money, but that doesn't mean their first show since 2006 isn't kind of a big deal. The band played a secret warm up in London (under the name Venison) to prepare for their June 12 headlining spot at the Isle of Wight festival. According to More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2010

The Strokes First Gig In Forever Tomorrow In London?

Looking likely. Apparently the Strokes posted up that photo to their Twitter in a since-deleted twat, and now the London venue Dingwalls is listing a band by that name playing tomorrow night, Wednesday June 9th at 20:00. Tickets go on sale at 9PM GMT (which is about an hour from now) "atMore »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2010

Outside Lands 2010 Lineup

Last year Pearl Jam, Dave Matthews Band and the Beastie Boys headlined San Fransisco's second Outside Lands festival. This year's lineup also tries to fit between a jam and a rock space. Case in point: Saturday's headliner is Furthur (featuring the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir and Phil Lesh), with The Strokes (further cashing in),… More »

By: jessica / June 1, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

Lolla's not playing games anymore: The full and official lineup's in, and it's fully and officially great. First off, let's talk about Soundgarden. Soundgarden! If this news came in just two days ago they'd have been copping a "Jesus Christ Pose" for real, but in any event this is a good thing, at… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2010

America’s Indie Rock News Anchors Grill Julian Casablancas

As we mentioned, the Strokes have announced they'll be headlining this year's Lollapalooza, and will have a new LP out in September. But as a few of you noticed when we posted the Strokes's in-the-studio video, Julian Casablancas was a no-show. In this pair of interviews with ABC's Dan Harris and NBC's Bria… More »

By: jessica / March 29, 2010

Devendra Banhart – “Baby” Video (Feat. Fabrizio Moretti, Andrew VanWyngarden, GZA)

Devendra Banhart sports some serious Frank Zappa facial hair in this video, and gets friends like the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti, MGMT's Andrew VanWyngarden, and GZA to guest star. But the most surprising part of this clip must be where Banhart and his friends end up. I think half of this video takes place inside a… More »

By: jessica / March 15, 2010

Strokes Confirm Lollapalooza 2010, LP Coming September

We knew the Strokes were working on their new LP, but it looks like plans are firming up: Julian Casablancas says his band will headline Lollapalooza in August, and will have the new LP out in September. Their fourth album will be out nine years after Is This It. As Casablancas points out i… More »

By: jessica / March 11, 2010

Strokes Check-In From The Studio

The band is hard at work on its next album. Sort of. This 10-minute clip shows them playing Scrabble, ordering sushi, and playing ping pong, all underneath some creepy David Attenborough-style documentary narration: "You're a star, Nikolai, you're a star."More »

By: jessica / February 15, 2010

Julian Casablancas To Tour Some More

Despite admitting to losing money on his first string of Phrazes support dates, the solo Stroke has confirmed ten more North American shows (including a stop in the desert for Coachella). Compare calendars at More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 11, 2010

Julian Casablancas/Tanlines/Telepathe @ Terminal 5, NYC 1/14/10

"Let's hear it for New Yoooooork." Early on in Julian's set at Terminal 5 last night, the first of a pair at that Hell's Kitchen hellhole, he began paying props to Alicia Keys's performance on SNL. "Both songs," he said, but it was "Empire State Of Mind" he kept teasing. It was the solo Stroke'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 15, 2010

Julian Casablancas Did “Out Of The Blue” On Letterman

It takes a special man to pull off head-to-toe leather. Which, as it turns out, is a different sort of man than the one who can pull off the dice roll. Julian made late-night amends for that awkward Conan appearance over break by joining Fallon & Sanz on "I Wish It Was Christma… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 7, 2010

New Julian Casablancas Video – “11th Dimension”

JC traverses time and space in his first video from Phrazes For The Young, your 27th favorite album of 2009. Which means stormy pagodas, b&w tricorns, street gangs, and an '80s club scene with obligatory keytar. It's a fun ride, and, in the grand tradition of Dire Straits and Daft Punk, Julian's wardrobe i… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2009

Strokes To Headline Isle Of Wight 2010

Julian's bringing his dice-throwing dance moves and the other dudes in the Strokes to the UK to headline the Isle Of Wight festival on 6/12. Their last gig was in October '06. Billboard says "other summer 2010 festival appearances in Europe and North America are likely."… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2009