Albert Hammond, Jr. Reveals “Rude Customer”

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Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. has released a song from his upcoming EP AHJ. The song is called “Rude Customer” and it debuted on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show earlier today. The track is a great upbeat rocker and with some sublime guitar work. You can listen to “Rude Customer” below. Albert also did a short interview on the show, which you can check out at thestrokesnews.com. AHJ is set for release on October…

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The Strokes – Comedown Machine

With their fractured Angles recording sessions, the absence of any definite tour plans, and the complete media blackout surrounding their new album, The Strokes are giving every indication that their time together is up. When you consider that Comedown Machine, the band’s new album, will be their last on release RCA, it all makes sense. So when the video for their song “All The Time” was released earlier this month, it seemed to confirm what everyone was already thinking….

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What “All the Time” Means for The Strokes

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Is This It cursed The Strokes. While it’s a nearly perfect record and one of the most influential albums of the aughts, The Strokes could never again live up to the standard set by Is This It, at least in the eyes of music critics. When the band released the excellent Room on Fire in 2003, they were criticized for repeating the style of their debut. The Strokes responded by releasing First Impressions of Earth…

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The Rise of Modern Punk Music

The Los Angeles band FIDLAR make their punk debut with the self-titled album released earlier this year.

The Los Angeles band FIDLAR make their punk debut with the self-titled album released earlier this year.Punk is making a comeback. Young bands are creating gritty tracks that appeal to a new generation of music listeners, making post-punk revival the music scene to watch. Although there is much hype about the new Strokes album set to release later this month, let’s face it. The Strokes have lost their charm. Yes, they…

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Watch the Strokes play live @ Conan 20/04/2011

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Yesterday night, the NYC garage revivalists dropped by Conan, a mutual regular acquittance as the show’s host confessed himself, where they played “Games” off their recently released new album. The performance itself was flawless as far it faithfully followed the studio version, however I found it to be a tad plain and murky. Well, it was boring. How do you guys feel about it? Also, what’s with Julian’s outfit? Like a boss! The Strokes latest…

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[VIDEO] The Strokes back at SNL live!

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This Saturday the NYC garage re-revivalists returned to SNL as part of their third live appearance on the show, where they played two tracks promoting the new upcoming album, “Angles”. The band first kicked off their two song performance with the record’s lead single “Under Cover of Darkness”, a mediocre performance for an otherwise equally mediocre song, before continuing with a The Police cover of “Life is Simple in the Moonlight”, where they actually took…

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Julian Casablancas maps US spring tour

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It’s going to be a very densely packed year for Julian Casablancas. Between recording sessions and the afferent touring following the release of The Strokes’ upcoming new album, Casablancas is set to embark on a relatively short stint in the US where he’ll tour in support for his recently released debut solo album, “Phrazes for the Young”. The tour will kick off at the end of March in Atlanta, and after a few stops through…

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The Strokes are Recording

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We’ve expressed skepticism in the past concerning the extremely overdo new Strokes album, but it seems we’ve finally gotten solid word from the band itself that things are indeed stirring towards a bright future. If you happen to access the Strokes website at the moment, you’ll be greeted with a neat sign advising visitors that “recording” is indeed in progress. Finally glad to hear the NYC garage rockers aren’t slacking …too much. The new album…

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The Top Albums of The Decade: 2001

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This post is part of our “Top Albums of The Decade” series. Follow the series to read about the best music to grace our ears in the 2000s. Jimmy Eat World – Bleed American (Dreamworks) There are 10 other tracks on Jimmy Eat World’s fourth effort besides “The Middle” but you’d be hard-pressed to find any average music fan who could name one. Which is a shame because the others are just as good –…

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