The new video for Daft Punk‘s “Instant Crush” tackles familiar themes for the band: the power of love, the hunger of longing and the ways in which we find beauty in an increasingly artificial world. Two diorama mannequins, a soldier (resembling Julian Casablancas) and a country maiden stare at one another across a museum hall, […]

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Never mind that frontman Julian Casablancas and his blue-blooded comrades met at privileged Manhattan prep academies and elite Swiss boarding schools, The Strokes make music for the working class, man. Spearheads of the early 2000s post-punk revival, on new single “All The Time” these rich kids thankfully graduate from pure Kinks copycats and (somehow) narrowly […]

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I have a few obsessions that tow the line between fanaticism and restraining-order-worthy. These include Fred Smoot, string cheese, outdoor showers, crosswords, and The Strokes, which brings me to the point of this post. I salivate at the mere mention of new material from the band, whether it be an interview, tour, or remix. Imagine […]

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UPDATE: Song removed upon request. HOW DID I MISS THIS? Back in February, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti (this is not the part I didn’t know, thank you). What I missed, however, was the compilation, Hear to Help, put together by FILTER and American Eagle to raise money for Oxfam America (to provide relief for […]

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I found this old demo over at The World Forgot a few weeks back, and have been playing it pretty heavily recently, especially given my recent obsession with all things Julian Casablancas. I absolutely adore Phrazes for the Young, but still prefer my Julian in Strokes form, especially on this absolutely stunning demo the band […]

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By now, most all of you are aware that Julian Casablancas is set to release his debut solo album, Phrazes for the Young, in the U.S. on November 3rd. Likewise, all of you know that Julian Casablancas is the lead singer of The Strokes. What you may not know, however, is that upon listening to […]

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