VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

March 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on VIDEO: The Strokes “All the Time”

Even with the band’s own blas√© dismissal of 2011’s Angels, I was just glad there was new music from The Strokes. It certainly wasn’t their best record, but it was better than First Impressions of Earth. And I never could quite get into Julian Casablancas’ solo stuff. Come Down Machine is gearing up to be […]

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The Strokes and Jarvis Cocker cover The Cars’ “Just What I Needed” at Reading

August 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

My favorite clip from this past weekend’s Reading Festival to surface so far. Love Cocker’s strutting around the stage. [via The Awl]

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VIDEO: The Strokes “Under Cover of Darkness”

March 4th, 2011 · 1 Comment

The new Strokes sounds like the old Strokes, which is definitely better than the last Strokes.

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New Interpol to sound like old Interpol

November 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Despite Paul Banks’ active promotion of his impressive solo debut, Julian Plenti is…Skyscraper, the fourth Interpol album is still on track for release in early 2010. Drummer Sam Fogarino has even alluded to its close relationship to Interpol’s darkly expansive 2002 debut,¬†Turn on the Bright Lights, telling Paste Magazine, “In trying to move forward, there […]

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STREAM: Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension”

September 29th, 2009 · Comments Off on STREAM: Julian Casablancas “11th Dimension”

I hadn’t had a chance to listen to the new Julian Casablancas song “11th Dimension” until this past weekend. It’s getting some unsurprisingly heavy airplay on Sirius XMU, and while Casablancas’ voice is unmistakably his own, the music veers away from the crunchy garage jangle of The Strokes in favor or a purer, cleaner pop […]

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Yet another Strokes side-project delays actual Strokes record

July 15th, 2009 · Comments Off on Yet another Strokes side-project delays actual Strokes record

I really don’t understand bands that take years and years in between albums. The more time that passes, the higher the expectations. Plus, you’ve got crazy short attention spans to deal with, thanks to the shuffling of iPods and whatnot. The kids that bought Is This It are practically moms and dads now. And do […]

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The Natural History “Watch This House” video

March 3rd, 2009 · 2 Comments

Listening to the iPod on shuffle in the car always packs a few unexpected surprises, and yesterday proved no exception, as The Natural History popped up and I had to turn the randomizer off to let the album play out. Great stuff. I had forgotten how much I dug this band’s 2003 LP, Beat Beat […]

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