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Our Favorite Songs and Videos Right Now

June 6, 2016

The year is only half over, but it seems like a decade's worth of musical happenings have transpired since January, from the deaths of beloved icons such as Prince and Bowie to a series of high-profile album drops. And the new sounds just keep coming....

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Watch Strokes Cover Clash's 'Clampdown' at Governors Ball

June 4, 2016

The Strokes headlined the Friday night festivities at this year's Governors Ball in New York, and in addition to a career-spanning set that featured tracks off their new Future Present Past EP, the band also performed their cover of the Clash's "Clampdown"...

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Watch the Strokes' Hallucinatory 'Drag Queen' Video

June 3, 2016

The Strokes' first video from their Future Present Past EP is a retro lyric video for "Drag Queen." The clip features grainy, warped VHS images of running robotic forms, lightning, lips wearing red lipstick and a hand holding a globe with...

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Strokes Preview New EP With Blistering New Songs

May 26, 2016

UPDATE: The Strokes' new EP Future Present Past is available to stream on Spotify. The Strokes have released two new songs: a theatric new rocker, "Oblivius" and the lumbering, eerie "Drag Queen" that are both set to appear on...

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Watch Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Talk David Bowie

January 15, 2016

Since David Bowie's passing on Sunday, tributes have been pouring in from artists across the musical spectrum. This week, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. took some time to share his thoughts about the late master. Watch the exclusive...

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The Strokes Ask Fans to Help Find Member's Guitar

January 5, 2016

The Strokes, reportedly in the process of recording the follow-up to 2013's Comedown Machine, have called upon their fans to help them search for guitarist Nick Valensi's "beloved" orange Epiphone Riviera guitar. According to the band, the guitar...

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Beck with Strokes, Elton John Contribute EODM Charity Covers

March 18, 2016

Elton John, the Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti and Nick Valensi with Beck, Faster Pussycat and 10 more acts are the latest artists to cover Eagles of Death Metal's "I Love You All the Time" in support of the Sweet Stuff Foundation's Play it Forward initiative....

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Kanye West, Strokes, Killers to Headline Governors Ball

January 8, 2016

Kanye West, the Strokes, the Killers and Beck will headline the 2016 Governors Ball Music Festival, which takes place Friday, June 3rd through Sunday, June 5th at New York City's Randall's Island Park. The event will also feature performances...

2015

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Hear Julian Casablancas, Jehnny Beth's Explosive Punk Cover

December 4, 2015

Savages' Jehnny Beth and the Strokes' Julian Casablancas have united for an explosive duet on "Boy-Girl," a cover of influential Danish punk outfit Sort Sol's 1983 tune featuring Lydia Lunch. The breakneck track is defined by the vocalists'...

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Julian Casablancas + the Voidz Cancel North American Tour

August 17, 2015

Julian Casablancas + the Voidz have canceled 11 North American tour dates, citing production issues. The Strokes frontman's new band – who released their debut LP, Tyranny, last year – released a vaguely worded statement...

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Watch Albert Hammond Jr.'s Trippy 'Born Slippy' Video

July 10, 2015

Albert Hammond Jr.'s video for "Born Slippy" is a rapid-fire montage of images spanning the vastness of nature and human existence. Director Justyna Hammond Jr., the musician's wife, compiles glimpses of buzzing bees, astronauts, alarm clocks,...

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Albert Hammond, Jr. Channels Television for 'Born Slippy'

May 12, 2015

While the Strokes are revving up activity, guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. is getting ready to release his new album Momentary Masters. Hammond, Jr.'s third solo LP and first since 2008's ¿Cómo Te Llama? is due out July 31st,...

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Drake, The Strokes to Headline Inaugural Landmark Festival

April 28, 2015

Drake, the Strokes, Alt-J, Chromeo and Ben Howard will help christen the new Landmark Music Festival, set to take place at West Potomac Park, adjacent to the National Mall, in Washington D.C., on September 26th and 27th. The new two-day festival...

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Watch Strokes, Weeknd, Gary Clark Jr. on ACL Fest Livestream

October 2, 2015

Austin City Limits will help bring the 2015 festival season to a close this weekend with a packed lineup featuring the Strokes, the Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Run the Jewels and many more. For those who can't make it to Austin, ACL and Red Bull TV have...

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Hear Strokes, Au Revoir Simone Members' Spacey New Track

July 14, 2015

The recently formed group Summer Moon, whose lineup includes members of the Strokes, Au Revoir Simone and the Like, has released an upbeat, spacey new song called "With You Tonight." Trippy guitars echo and bounce off handclaps and keyboard strings...

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Inside Julian Casablancas' Trippy 'Human Sadness' Video

May 27, 2015

Julian Casablancas sees the valor in going down with the ship. For "Human Sadness" – the apocalyptically themed new video from the Strokes singer's other group, the Voidz – he took inspiration from the Titanic's eight-member orchestra,...

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Foo Fighters, Drake, the Strokes to Headline ACL Fest

May 5, 2015

Foo Fighters will return to Austin's Zilker Park to headline this year's Austin City Limits festival alongside the Strokes, Florence + the Machine, Drake, the Weeknd, Disclosure and Deadmau5. The festival will feature more than 140 acts and will take...

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Julian Casablancas Teases New Strokes Album

April 14, 2015

The Strokes have reconvened in New York City to begin recording new music, frontman Julian Casablancas said in a lengthy new profile on Noisey. "It’s the first time we’ve been exclusively writing since Comedown Machine," Casablancas...

2014

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22 Things You Learn Hanging Out With Julian Casablancas

October 28, 2014

Julian Casablancas is famously press-shy, but the singer agreed to an interview in support of his excellent new album Tyranny with the Voidz. Over several hours on a recent weeknight in New York's East Village, the singer opened up about everything from...

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Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Strokes Members Form Supergroup

September 20, 2014

Members of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and the Strokes formed a one-shot indie supergroup called Pop All Star Band to perform at the third annual Pop Vs. Jock charity basketball game held on Saturday during the Pop Montréal festival. The band, which...

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