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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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New Julian Casablancas – “River Of Brakelights”

The release date for Phrazes For The Young has been pushed back into November, but Julian's solo stroke is still on course with its streaming…
Amrit Singh | October 19, 2009 - 1:11 pm

Sample Julian Casablancas’ Phrazes For The Young

The promotional campaign started with a preview trailer and classical music-dropping onscreen interview to whet folks' appetites. Now that you're plenty familiar with "11th Dimension,"…
brandon | October 16, 2009 - 4:55 pm

New Nickel Eye Video – “You And Everyone Else”

Once Julian releases his Phrazes For The Young, all the Strokes save Valensi will have a side-project release under their vintage belts. (If not two.)…
Amrit Singh | October 15, 2009 - 9:59 am

New Julian Casablancas – “11th Dimension”

The trailer for the lead Stroke's solo debut Phrazes For The Young was soundtracked with widescreen, cinematic synth pop, his first on-camera interview in years…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2009 - 8:43 pm

Julian Casablancas Plays First Solo Show In Tokyo

You know how Julian released that Phrazes For The Young trailer teaser thing and everybody thought "whoa Strokes guy is going epic Ratatatty synth pop"…
Amrit Singh | August 31, 2009 - 9:25 am

Julian Casablancas’ “First On-Camera Interview In Three Years”

As mentioned, Julian Casablancas is releasing his debut 8-song solo full-length Phrazes For The Young this fall. To help get folks excited for it, he…
brandon | August 10, 2009 - 9:57 am

Julian Casablancas Goes Solo With The Phrazes For The Young LP

Fab did it with Little Joy. Nickolai Fraiture did it with Nickel Eye. Albert Hammond Jr. did it with Albert Hammond Jr. And now after…
Amrit Singh | July 14, 2009 - 1:44 pm

New Nickel Eye (Feat. Wale) – “Brandy Of The Damned (Mark Ronson Remix)”

When we've spoken about the various Strokes side projects and Lonely Island appearances, Nikolai Fraiture's Nickel Eye has tended to get short shrift. It's not…
brandon | February 27, 2009 - 11:45 am

New Lonely Island (Feat. Julian Casablancas) – “Boombox”

In anticipation of INCREDIBAD, Lonely Island's send-ups are arriving rapid fire. This new track, which has the Strokes man lending his pipes, is less "Jizz
brandon | February 9, 2009 - 11:25 am

Strokes Start Work On New LP 2/11 @ 2 PM

Members of the Strokes have been busy with their Little Joys and Megapusses, but according to Coldplay collaborator Albert Hammond, Jr., after two years apart…
brandon | January 22, 2009 - 11:59 am

New Little Joy Video – “Next Time Around”

Little Joy might not be the most exciting band in the world, but this video for "Next Time Around" does have at least one thing…
brandon | November 13, 2008 - 9:14 am

New Megapuss Video – “Adam & Steve”

When not brandishing his Little Joy, the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti plays drums with the penis-skirted Devendra Banhart and cohort Greg Rogove in Megapuss. For the…
brandon | November 5, 2008 - 2:09 pm

Stream Fab Moretti’s Little Joy

Instead of pointing out the multiple pun possibilities in the above, we’ll point you toward Little Joy’s MySpace, where you can hear Fab & Co’s…
brandon | October 31, 2008 - 10:32 am

New Coldplay – “Glass Of Water” (Live In Antwerp With Albert Hammond, Jr.)

We just acquainted ourselves with "Lost+," the Prospekt's March version of "Lost!" with a Jay-Z verse affixed, but less than 24 hours later, here's "Glass…
brandon | October 17, 2008 - 10:14 am

Julian Casablancas

When the Strokes hit in 2001 with the scene-seeding, 35-minute, retrofitted LP Is This It, the music media gave NYC license to reclaim a long…
jim | July 16, 2008 - 6:23 am

There Will Maybe Be A Strokes Album In Not Too Long reports Hambone Jr. is on the record saying the Strokes are “definitely figuring out something to do for 2009,” which gives us all about…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2008 - 10:30 am

New Santogold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell Video – “My Drive Thru”

When we first brought up the selling power trio of Santogold, Julian Casablancas, and Pharrell we played you their fast food-redolent jingle "My Drive Thru"…
brandon | July 9, 2008 - 2:00 pm

New Albert Hammond, Jr. Video – “GfC”

You've heard the song, you've streamed the album, and now you can simulate dropping acid while having the audio-visual realization that Hambone Jr. is making…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2008 - 5:12 pm

Stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s ¿Cómo Te Llama?

We (ok, you guys) have established Hammond’s Spanish grammar is bad. Now you can listen to ¿Cómo Te Llama? at his MySpace and weigh in…
brandon | July 1, 2008 - 2:21 pm

New Santogold, Julian Casablancas & Pharrell – “My Drive Thru”

It's an unlikely trio of artist that are helping get Converse's centennial celebration underway. Maybe not the pairing of Pharrell and Santogold -- actually it's…
amrit | June 9, 2008 - 8:50 am
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