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...


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...


25 Artists Who Have Never Won a Grammy

February 4, 2015

On February 8th, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj will both be returning to the Grammys — and both will be vying to take home their first trophy. Like Patti Smith (one nomination), Björk (13) and Snoop Dogg and Brian McKnight (16 each), neither...

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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...


Julian Casablancas Gets Weird, Noisy on New Solo Track

September 8, 2014

Julian Casablancas has offered another taste of his new solo LP, Tyranny. As Consequence of Sound notes, the Strokes frontman's newest tune, the aggressively demented "Where No Eagles Fly," debuted Monday morning on BBC Radio...


Karen O Draws on Former Crushes for Debut Solo Album

June 25, 2014

Versatile Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O has signed to Cult Records – the label founded by the Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas in 2009 – and will release her first solo album, titled Crush Songs, on September 9th. A vinyl-only...


The Misfits Take Manhattan: The Best of the Early '00s NYC Scene

June 19, 2014

For a few years in the '00s, it seemed like everyone living in the Lower East Side had a band. These are the songs that poured out of bars (and the Bowery) and into the night.


New York City Boys: The Best of the Strokes

June 10, 2014

They came out of nowhere in the early '00s — five good-looking Manhattan bad-boys that were so relatably ragged, fans would forever refer to them by their first names. And though Julian, Nikolai, Albert, Fab and Nick would experience several musical...


Pixies, Julian Casablancas Added to Coachella 2014

April 8, 2014

Organizers of this weekend's Coachella festival released set times for the upcoming three-day concert and gave attendees two extra reasons to celebrate the lineup. Find Out Where Pixies' 'Bossanova' Rank on Our 100 Best Albums of the Nineties Pixies and...


Casablancas Reveals Second Daft Punk Collab

March 31, 2014

Last year, Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas made a vocoder-driven cameo on Daft Punk's "Instant Crush," a New Wave stunner from the band's acclaimed LP Random Access Memories. Now, the singer has said that there's another collaboration from the...


Stream Drowners' Romantic Post-Punk Debut

January 21, 2014

On their debut LP, Drowners find the sweet spot between modern indie-rock and classic new wave. The group formed when frontman Matthew Hitt moved from Wales to the Big Apple and found influence in the sites and sounds of the big city. He quickly assembled...


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...


Hear Julian Casablancas' Experimental 11-Minute Song

September 2, 2014

Julian Casablancas has offered up "Human Sadness," a sprawling 11-minute track, and the first official taste from Tyranny, his upcoming solo album with new backing band the Voidz. The track is now available to purchase on iTunes or...


Julian Casablancas Plots New Album, Tour

June 23, 2014

Four years after making his solo debut with Phrazes for the Young and 15 months after the most recent Strokes LP, Comedown Machine, Julian Casablancas will be releasing his first album with backing band the Voidz on September 23rd. According to a press...


Nikolai Fraiture & Au Revoir Simone Redo Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You'

June 12, 2014

You may have caught the Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture onstage at Governors Ball this past weekend (the band's anticipated set was one of the 30 Best Things We Saw), but the bassist has been keeping quite busy offstage, too. One of his most recent projects...


The Strokes Book First U.S. Show in Three Years

May 13, 2014

The Strokes are set to play their first U.S. show in over three years at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, New York on May 31st, ahead of their headlining show at this year's Governors Ball in New York City. The New Immortals: The Strokes Tickets...


Arcade Fire Unmask Julian Casablancas

April 2, 2014

The first rule of rock & roll: Never mess with another man's bobblehead mask. Last night, during their performance at Lollapolooza Argentina, Arcade Fire strode onstage wearing their usual papier-mâché get-ups, but an imposter –...


Julian Casablancas Previews New Solo Album

March 6, 2014

The Strokes' Julian Casablancas has a new solo record on the way, and while details – like an album title or release date – are scarce, you can get a taste of what it will sound like in a glitchy new preview video. Using an array of warped,...


Strokes Coaxed Out of Hiding for Governors Ball

January 15, 2014

The annual Governors Ball in New York City has scored a major victory: The three-day festival has booked the Strokes to headline, alongside Outkast, Jack White and Vampire Weekend. Unless the Strokes play a gig sometime before June 6th – when the...