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The Strokes

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    January 9, 2012

    Is This It? Eight Songs to Listen to While Waiting for Coachella's 2012 Lineup Announcement

    Coachella's full lineup should be announced sometime this week. Last Friday, the festival tweeted a picture that read "Next Week" with the hashtag #Coachella2012. There's already been some speculation with fake fliers and what not, but the official lineup will be announced any day now. LA Times pred ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Boys and Frogs Sorry For the Weight Mixtape

    Peoria-based indie popsters Boys and Frogs have a flair for the dramatic: witness the bands excellent and creepy videos. But the cover for the trio's new mixtape, Sorry For the Weight (a pun regarding the wait for the band's follow-up to their last LP, Rain Dance Snowed In) takes the cake, ripping ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Songs To Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

    So right about now you're looking that weight rack right in the eye, cursing yourself for getting fat in the first place. But not to worry. For years, musicians have been recording songs for just this kind of thing. Your New Year's Resolution is easier to achieve if you just listen to the subtle, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Top 10 Albums of 2011: Lenni Rosenblum

    Hell no, this did not make my list.​I was fairly unimpressed by this year's new releases, which says a lot considering I'm not all that hard to impress, musically speaking. Although a lot of great albums came out, I don't think that 2011 was a very special year as far as new releases go, and frank ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Phantogram's Josh Carter on Sticky Fingers, Coachella, and the "Mouthful of Diamonds" Cocktail

    ​Phantogram is hitting the road in support of the follow up EP, or "mini-EP" as guitarist Josh Carter likes to call it, to the group's dynamic debut LP, Eyelid Movies. Last year, this trip-hop group played a packed show at Rip's Ales and Cocktails for Sticky Fingers. This time around, the ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Five Bands That Should Break Up Next

    Nickelback​ When it was announced earlier this week that R.E.M. was breaking up after 31 years together, there were likely quite a few long-time fans of the band who were pretty bummed out. Understandably so. It always sucks when a band that you've always liked decides to call it quits. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Foo Fighters Release Humorous Coloring Book Tour Rider

    ​The Foo Fighters have gone about assembling their tour rider in a rather non-traditional yet brilliant way. In fact, they essentially turned their tour rider into a 52-page playful and informative coloring book, according to Rolling Stone.The rider was made by Gus Brandt, the Foo Fighters' tour m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    13 Must-Hear Songs from the First Third of 2011 ( Mp3)

    Toro y Moi​Did you know that a third of a year is called a tertile? Now you do!The first tertile of 2011 (great word, right?) comes to end at the close of this month, which seems like a good time to get caught up on the best songs from the first part of the year. Hey, it's never too early for a be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    The Strokes: Angles

    The Strokes - Angles​It's hard to believe that March 22 is finally here and with it the much-anticipated release of Angles, the fourth album from indie rock innovators The Strokes. Much has been speculated -- mainly by myself -- about what would actually be said in these reviews, and now that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Predicting the Top Ten Lines From Forthcoming Reviews of The Strokes' Angles

    The Strokes - Angles​Angles, the fourth album from New York indie rock gods The Strokes, will be released two weeks from tomorrow. We've already heard both lead single "Under the Cover of Darkness" as well as another track from the album "You're So Right." Our own Lenni Rosenbaum offered up t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    The Strokes: Angles

    Stream Angles up until the album's release​As of writing this post, we are 7 days, 4 hours, 4 minutes and 50 seconds away from the release of Angles, the fourth album from indie rock gods The Strokes. Just this morning I offered up my predictions on some of the not-so-creative lines that will be i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Grading The Strokes Side-Projects: Which Bandmate Did the Best During Their Long Hiatus?

    The Strokes​ It's been five years since The Strokes released their last album, First Impressions Of Earth. For a while it looked as if we may not be getting another record. Reports of tensions and creative differences within the group led many to believe that First Impressions might be the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    30-Second Samples of Every Track on the Strokes' Upcoming Album Now Available

    ​Thanks to 107.7 The End posting clips on SoundCloud, you can now sample all 10 tracks on the Strokes' upcoming album Angles in 30-second snippets, according to Consequence of Sound.The album hasn't leaked yet, but the Strokes made "You're So Right" available yesterday, making it the second song t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    The Strokes, Angles: Worth the Wait

    'Angles' by The Strokes. Could this be the big comeback we've all been waiting for?​After listening to the Strokes' new single, "Under Cover of Darkness" when it dropped, I didn't set my hopes very high for the rest of the album.The single, which dropped a few days ago, was just ta little better t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Download New Strokes Single "Under Cover Of Darkness"

    ​It seemed like only this morning when there was a countdown on the official website for The Strokes for 1 PM local time -- the exact time when the band's new single "Under Cover of Darkness" was going to be available for a free download. Well, the waiting game is finally over."Under Cover of Dark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness

    ​Song: The Strokes, "Under Cover Of Darkness"Context: Today's pick was actually chosen on account of how annoying it is. Why would The Strokes choose to release a stupid 30-second snippet of a single they're going to "give away" for two days next week? I guess they really want to up the hype -- an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2011

    BEP's Will.i.am Teams Up With Intel

    ​Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas has been named the creative director of innovation, according to Billboard.He'll be giving input on the development of a variety of products made by Intel Corp. The head of marketing at Intel said that the company is trying to tie entertainment and technology toge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Official Lineup Announced

    ​In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Duran Duran, The Strokes Tapped For Coachella; Official Lineup Coming Soon UPDATE

    ​Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Jan. 18 In Blogs: Gotham City, SxSW, Casey Moore's, and James Arthur Ray

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    New Album From the Strokes on Its Way to Being Complete

    ​The Strokes have finally finished a long awaited album, according to SPIN.While the mixing and mastering still has yet to be done, the recording process itself has been completed.After working out their differences and deciding to go forth with making a new album, they worked with Beck and White ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    September 16, 2010
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    February 15, 2010

    MTV Takes Away The Music

    ​No, this isn't some snide commentary. It's the truth. They're taking the words "music television" from their logo. I think everyone does suspect, though, that it's got something to do with the fact that MTV rarely plays music anymore. Some poor intern for Paste even forced himself to watch 24 hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    2010's Most Anticipated Albums

    2010 brings with it the hope of a new, much better decade chock full of impressive albums​Some of you may or may not have noticed that the 2000s, or aughts for the cool kids, was a pretty crappy decade. That sentiment is becoming more and more prevalent as we inch toward a brand new decade, and B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Best New Christmas Song of 2009? Hear The Killers, Bob Dylan, Julian Casablancas and Sugarland

    ​Christmas songs are one place where "new" definitely doesn't equal "good" in the minds of the masses, even in the newness-focused realm of popular music.Personally I'm pretty attached to The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick" and Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas is You," the two greatest pop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Rihanna Announces Contributors, New Hot Chip Album, Vice Party in NYC

    Electric Mustache: Awsomeness: Christopher Walken - "Poker Face"Idolator: Shakira Engages In Some Bedroom AcrobaticsNME: The Strokes' Nikolai Fraiture finishes 23,347th in New York MarathonPitchfork: Hot Chip Announce New AlbumRolling Stone: Rihanna Confirms Slash, Will.i.am, Young Jeezy Guest on " ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Miley Cyrus Core

    “Top 40 indie rock” may be an oxymoron, but it sounds cool

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    November 6, 2008
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    October 30, 2008
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    September 20, 2008
  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    The New Amsterdams, The Lashes

    Meet the Ben Clark Six

  • Music

    March 16, 2006

    Slowly, Stroke Them

    Rock phenoms graduate from it-band status

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Elefant

    Art imitates life

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    The Strokes

    First Impressions of Earth
    (RCA)

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Panic!

    And Bingo is its name, oh

  • Music

    December 22, 2005

    Nous Non Plus

    Nous Non Plus
    (Aeronaut)

  • Music

    January 13, 2005

    Elefant

    Not the Cure, but a fine treatment

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Razorlight

    Up All Night
    (Universal)

  • Best of Phoenix

    September 30, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    The Ms

    A tasty psuedo-Brit pop indie concotion

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    March 25, 2004

    The Strokes

    Out of the garage and into the Valley

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    The Strokes

    Room on Fire (RCA)

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    NYC Re-Nu-al

    The Strokes started it, but now stellastarr* and other artsier bands are washing their own scum off the streets

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Moodroom

    Hung Up on Breathing (Fowl Records)

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Pretty Vacant

    New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001

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    December 27, 2001

    Bottoming Out

    Trailer-park Scrooge finds 10 reasons to say humbug about the music of 2001

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Marketing Misery

    Is Saint Durst the new, limp Bono?

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Are They It?

    Believe the hype, because The Strokes are as good as advertised

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    The Strokes

    Is This It (RCA)

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