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Blondie Announce New Album Featuring Blood Orange, Charli XCX, and Johnny Marr, Share “Fun”

Pollinator Due Out May 5 via BMG, Also Features Sia, TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and others

Feb 01, 2017

Blondie have announced a new album, Pollinator, and shared its first single "Fun." Pollinator is due out May 5 via BMG. The album features a slew of special guests, including Blood Orange (aka Dev Hynes), Charli XCX, Johnny Marr, Sia, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson, The Strokes' Nick Valensi, and others.  More

Jul 28, 2016

Nice As Fuck (aka NAF), is a new band featuring Jenny Lewis, Au Revoir Simone's Erika Forster, and The Like's Tennessee Thomas. The band recently surprised-released their self-titled debut album. More

Jul 05, 2016

The Strokes recently released the Future Present Past EP via Cult. Now they have announced that they are playing the inaugural City of Angels Benefit Concert at the Wiltern Theatre on July 25. More

Watch: The Strokes - “Threat of Joy” Video

Future Present Past EP Out Now via Cult

Jun 28, 2016

The Strokes recently released the Future Present Past EP via Cult. It contains three new songs and one remix. Now the band has shared a video for "Threat of Joy."  More

Watch: The Strokes - “Drag Queen” Lyric Video

Future Present Past EP Due Out Today via Cult

Jun 03, 2016

The Strokes recently announced the Future Present Past EP, which is due out today via Cult. It contains three new songs and one remix. The three songs have already been shared via various platforms: "OBLIVIUS," "Drag Queen," and "Threat of Joy." Now "Drag Queen" has a cool music video.  More

The Strokes Share Third New Song of the Day - “Threat of Joy”

Future Present Past EP Out June 3 via Cult

May 26, 2016

This morning The Strokes announced the Future Present Past EP and shared a song from it, "OBLIVIUS." Then another song from the EP, opening track "Drag Queen," was premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music. Now the last original song from the EP, "Threat of Joy," has premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 show. Listen below via Spotify. More

The Strokes Share Another New Song – “Drag Queen”

Future Present Past EP Out June 3 via Cult

May 26, 2016

This morning The Strokes announced the Future Present Past EP and shared a song from it, "OBLIVIUS." Now another song from the EP, opening track "Drag Queen," has been premiered by Zane Lowe on his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music.   More

The Strokes Announce New EP, Share New Song - “OBLIVIUS”

Future Present Past EP Out June 3 via Cult

May 26, 2016

The Strokes have announced the Future Present Past EP and shared a song from it, "OBLIVIUS." Frontman Julian Casablancas debuted the song this morning on his brand new monthly radio show for SiriusXM, Culture Void (today was its first episode). More

May 12, 2015

Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. has announced the upcoming release of his third solo album, Momentary Masters. More

Apr 22, 2015

Ahead of Spoon's upcoming remix EP, Spoon: Inside Out Remixes, the band has shared an included take from The Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti. More

Sep 08, 2014

With his new backing band The Voidz, Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas will release a brand new solo album titled Tyranny on Sept. 23. More

Mar 15, 2013

On March 26, The Strokes will release their newest album Comedown Machine. More

Listen: New Single from The Strokes: “All the Time,”

Comedown Machine comes out March 26

Feb 13, 2013

The Strokes have debuted the new single from their upcoming album Comedown Machine, called "All the Time." Comedown Machine is the band's fifth studio LP and second release after their five-year hiatus before 2011'sAngles. The album is due out March 26 on RCA.  More

The Strokes Title New LP, “Comedown Machine”

Share Lyric Poster for Single "One Way Trigger"

Jan 30, 2013

The Strokes have revealed that their upcoming fifth album will be titled Comedown Machine. More

Jan 25, 2013

Here's a little something to take you into the weekend: The Strokes have unveiled a brand new single called "One Way Trigger." More

New Music on the Way From The Strokes?

Seattle Station Announces New Song “All The Time”

Jan 17, 2013

Here’s a rumor for your morning. Despite reports to the contrary, The Strokes have been working on new music.  More

Sep 25, 2012

Over the weekend during the Pop Montreal Arcade Fire's Win Butler organized his second annual "POP Vs. Jock" charity basketball game, where he and team of musical artists played a game of hoops against members of the McGill University Redmen and the Concordia University Stingers. More

Watch: Jarvis Cocker and The Strokes Cover The Cars

“Just What I Needed” at Reading Festival

Aug 29, 2011

On Saturday at the Reading Festival in the U.K., Pulp's frontman, Jarvis Cocker, joined The Strokes onstage to cover The Cars' song, "Just What I Needed." More

Jul 08, 2011

Today, The Strokes dropped a video for “Taken For a Fool,” a cut off newest album, Angles. We have the clip.  More

Photos from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by David Redfern:

Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Cyndi Lauper and More

May 13, 2011

Legendary music photographer David Redfern was down at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival last month. We've just posted a gallery of Under the Radar-friendly artists who Redfern shot at the festival.  More

Apr 18, 2011

On the final day of the 2011 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, the big guns were all stacked up together. Almost in perfect sequence on various stages, Death From Above 1979, Trentemoller, Duran Duran, Ratatat, The Strokes, PJ Harvey and Kanye West were an excellent finale to this year's festival. More

Mar 31, 2011

Continuing their assault on late night television The Strokes performed "You're So Right" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, bringing with them a black and white palette for all the viewers at home.  More

Mar 25, 2011

As if The Strokes weren't saturating the music news cycle enough with their recently released album Angles, in a radio interview with XFM bassist Nikolai Fraiture said that the band is already planning on starting work on their fifth album as soon as next month.  More

Mar 24, 2011

Following their recent live show at SXSW, The Strokes made their next high-profile stop last night on the set of Late Night with David Letterman More

Mar 14, 2011

Falling under the category of "things that inevitably happen when your much anticipated album is roughly a week away from release," two new songs by The Strokes have leaked themselves on the interweb. More

Mar 07, 2011

Kick-starting what one can only assume to be the first in a number of televised, late night appearances, The Strokes performed on Saturday Night Live this past weekend. More

Mar 02, 2011

It seems as though the The Strokes just can stop giving up the goods. After providing NME.com yesterday with a stream of the song "You're So Right" off their upcoming album Angles the New York band has unveiled the video a video for "Under Cover of Darkness." More

Mar 01, 2011

NME.com has gotten its hands on a new track by The Strokes called "You're So Right." More

Feb 16, 2011

The Strokes have announced that they will be playing their first ever gig at New York's Madison Square Garden on April 1 in support of their much anticipated fourth album, AnglesMore

Feb 15, 2011

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival's four-day entertainment extravaganza has unveiled its 2011 lineup.  More

Feb 11, 2011

Having been absent for so long, The Strokes have become quite generous lately in regards to their forthcoming fourth album, Angles. More

Feb 08, 2011

The Strokes new single will available for free for a limited time starting tomorrow. More

The Strokes Release “Angles” Tracklist

First Album in 5 Years Due March 22

Jan 25, 2011

On March 22, The Strokes return with Angles, their first album since 2006's First Impressions of Earth. Today they released a tracklist.  More

Coachella 2011 Announces Lineup, Headliners Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, and The Strokes

Suede, The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Interpol, The National, PJ Harvey, and much more

Jan 19, 2011

Coachella has announced its 2011 lineup. The three-day festival will take place in the California desert town of Indio April 15, 16, and 17. Kings of Leon headline Friday, Arcade Fire are the headliners on Saturday, and Sunday features the dual headliners of Kanye West and The Strokes. Suede, The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, PJ Harvey, Interpol, The National, and many more also confirmed to play.

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The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas to Release Solo Album

The Fall Release was Recorded with Jason Lader and Mike Mogis

Jul 14, 2009

The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas has announced the upcoming release of a solo album recorded over the last year. More



Reviews

FYF Fest 2014 Day 2 at LA Sports Arena and Exposition Park, Los Angeles, CA

August 24th, 2014

Aug 26, 2014

Kudos to the FYF organizers for mobilizing like a Rapid Response Unit. In response to the problems of Day One, they've instituted changes overnight. The entrance lines are shorter and attendees were reportedly given free water by way of apology for the long wait on Saturday. The price of water has been cut from $3 to $2. And the balconies inside the Los Angeles Sports Arena have been opened up to accommodate those unable to access the indoor shows for lack of room. More

Comedown Machine

Comedown Machine

RCA

Mar 22, 2013

Fair or not, Is This It and Room on Fire, The Strokes' one-two punch from the first few years of the '00s, loom heavy over all of their subsequent releases. And for good reasonthose albums remain immensely listenable and enjoyable, the sheer pop prowess and technical chops belied by how casual they felt.  More

Coachella 2011 Day Three Report – Kanye West, Duran Duran, PJ Harvey, Twin Shadow, and more

Apr 19, 2011

Day three of Coachella 2011 was already the weakest day in terms of the lineup, so this year’s festival ended with more of a whimper. There were highlights, including some ’80s New Wave legends, and some dancing Danes. And then there was Kanye West. More

Angles

Angles

RCA

Apr 18, 2011

The Strokes found themselves in the right place at the right time circa post-9/11 New York City. Released in October 2001, the epochal Is This It (great with or without “New York City Cops” being excised in the domestic issue) sent up all the right influences—the dank “Waitin’ For the Man” decadence of The Velvets, the clean-yet-rocking Tom Verlaine-esque guitars, and the unhinged debauchery of Iggy & the Stooges. More