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Howler Blasts Death By Audio to Smithereens, They Wish: 1.19.12

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America Give Up, indeed. Since the Strokes and the long-lost Libertines have lost their relevancy, perhaps we do need a new bunch of 19-year-olds to shake up the basics of rock and roll for the younger set, proving that there’s still plenty to be said for rollicking choruses, simple guitar chords and comedic banter. Howler is clearly cocky frontman Jordan Gatesmith’s project, though his band mates Ian Nygaard (guitar), France Camp (bass), Max Petrek (keyboards) and Brent Mayes (drums) are the perfect backdrop, filling out Howler’s sound and making the set come alive like a boys’ bratty party on stage.

21 Jan 2012 | More

Bonnaroo 2011: The Ten-Mile Odyssey and Orwellian Undertones Are Still Worth It

This year, I was excited to see both Sleigh Bells and Band of Skulls, but many others had the same idea, since both performances were relatively packed, considering they were both tent shows on Thursday. Neither band disappointed, whether it was explosive sounds and lights from Sleigh Bells or the bluesy cords of Band of Skulls. I had gone into the festival predicting that Band of Skulls will make the same type of jump in exposure as Mumford & Sons had during the previous year…

20 Jun 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Strokes to Debut and Give Away New Single Tomorrow

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New York’s once and future garage-rock kings the Strokes are set to debut the first single off of their eagerly anticipated fourth studio release, Angles, via stream on their official website tomorrow. Titled “Under Cover of Darkness,”…

8 Feb 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Strokes Confirm Tracklisting of Their New ‘Angles’

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Hallelujah, here she comes. The Strokes press machine has now officially confirmed details about their upcoming fourth studio release, Angles, due March 22nd on RCA Records. First single “Under Cover of Darkness” will be serviced to radio in February, and a spring US tour announcement is expected shortly.

25 Jan 2011 | 1 comment | More

The Strokes Wax Nostalgic about Mixtapes with TDK

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Thanks to TDK and its Life on Record Chronicles series, the Strokes have been documented having a Rob Sheffield and Nick Hornby moment, waxing nostalgic on the art of the mixtape, guilty pleasures included.

13 Dec 2010 | More

Lady Gaga at Lollapalooza and Other Highlights: The Big Pink, Dirty Projectors, Mumford and Sons

It’s Friday August 6th, the big kick off for Chicago’s much-anticipated Lollapalooza weekend. Musicians and their followers have been at it since 11:15 am, but it’s now 3 o’clock and the Grant Park grounds have already become flattened with beaten paths, muddy patches, and empty cans, the remnants of B.o.B and The Walkmen crowd.

8 Aug 2010 | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Day One: The Strokes, Black Keys and Cymbals Eat Guitars

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The corporate music jewel of Chicago’s Grant Park launched large this Friday, August 6th, flooded by 20,000 more hearts to push capacity from last year’s 75,000 to 95,000 (minus fence jumpers), making the decision to head to The Strokes or Lady Gaga that much more of a clusterfuck.

7 Aug 2010 | More

Lollapalooza 2010 Confirms Lineup

Hours after Soundgarden announced itself last night as one of the headliners of Lollapalooza 2010, the final lineup was revealed without the teasing letter-by-letter wacky wordplay, and it’s a doozy.

6 Apr 2010 | More

Benefit: All Hands For Haiti

What do you get when you bring a bunch of musicians and fashion designers together to make arts and crafts? …Read the Rest

14 Mar 2010 | More

The Strokes Officially Hit the Studio, Post Footage, Unveil New Badge

The Strokes are back. Back in the studio, back together and back in the news. Not that we haven’t enjoyed Jules’ dances with synths and Albert’s two solo releases, along with Nickel Eye and Little Joy. But, it’s been a long four years since the release of First Impressions of Earth…

12 Feb 2010 | More