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2014

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 –...

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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,...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

2013

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Albert Hammond Jr. Talks Strokes Return

October 28, 2013

In 2009, when the Strokes began working on 2011's Angles at Albert Hammond Jr.'s upstate New York studio, the guitarist was regularly spending up to $2,000 a weekend on cocaine, heroin and ketamine. "Everyone saw me at my worst," he says. Hammond realized...

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Members of Strokes, Interpol Play Benefit for Benjamin Curtis

August 23, 2013

Last night on the terrace of New York City's Bowery Hotel, artists and music industry crackerjacks gathered for Put Your Sad Down, a fundraiser to help support School of Seven Bells guitarist Benjamin Curtis in his his fight against T-cell lymphoma. The...

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Albert Hammond Smokes Up in New Clip

November 1, 2013

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. goes for a stroll in the woods at the beginning of the video for "Carnal Cruise," which recently premiered on Complex. The track comes from his recently released five-song solo EP AHJ. After his opening stroll, things...

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EP Premiere: Albert Hammond Jr. Back on Creative Roll on 'AHJ'

October 4, 2013

Albert Hammond Jr. was a little dazed after getting out of rehab in 2009 for addictions to drugs including cocaine and heroin. "I had a year or two when creating was very slow for me I was very confused," he tells Rolling Stone. But by the time the Strokes...

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