Tag Archives: The Strokes

The Governors Ball Music Festival, Day 1: Bob Moses, Big Grams, Father John Misty, Bloc Party, The Strokes

Only a year or two after establishing itself as the first NYC music festival to actually pull off an event with the caliber and scope fitting of the city, The Governors Ball Music Festival is at a crossroads. Stereogum’s Michael Nelson does an excellent job explaining it in depth, but due to the emergence ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

The Strokes have shared a trippy, animated lyric video for “Drag Queen” off of their new release, Future Present Past. The four-track EP is out now via Julian Casablanca’s own label, Cult Records. As an added bonus, the band and label will open a pop-up shop in New York City on Sunday. [Pitchfork]

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Thursday Music News

It’s been a few years since we last heard from The Strokes, but today they triumphantly return with not one, not two, but three new tracks! All of ‘em will appear on their upcoming EP Future Present Past, out June 3rd via Cult Records. Check out the singles “OBLIVIUS,” “The Threat Of Joy,” and “DragRead more…

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What a Fool Believes: KEXP’s April 1st Video Roundup

Like the graphic says, it’s Monday, April 1st… April Fools! (We shouldn’t even joke about that; that’s so mean.) While the internet is abundant with bait-and-switch jokes, KEXP is keeping it real with this April 1st playlist. We pity the fool who doesn’t enjoy this foolish mix of music:

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Wednesday Music News

KEXP’s Thursday in-studio guest Mac DeMarco has announced a new eight-song EP, Another One, out August 7th via Captured Tracks. We’ll let the charming Canadian introduce the release to you himself in this clip below, directed by his girlfriend Kiera McNally. Fingers crossed he’ll play some of the new tracks this Thursday, April 23rd atRead more…

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Album Review: Julian Casablancas + the Voidz – Tyranny

If solo records are truly artists giving in fully to self-indulgence, Julian Casablancas has a pretty bizarre way of indulging. Some chose to pack on a slough of bloated guest appearances that ended up making it even less of a solo record than their normal band’s material. Others have created a whole new character forRead more…

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Friday Music News

Compiled by Britta Plyler and Janice Headley Cold War Kids have announced the October 27 release of their upcoming fifth studio album Hold My Home. This is the band’s album and was produced by Matt & Kim producer Lars Volta. They’ve also shared the album track “First,” which features all the elements of a great,Read more…

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Video Roundup: April Fool’s Day

It’s April Fool’s Day, so we’re celebrating with a video round-up of your favorite Huey Lewis & the News songs! April Fool’s! We’re actually sharing a round-up of some of our favorite “foolish” songs for you on this festive day. It’s our way to say “thank you” for supporting KEXP over the years, as ourRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Favorite Songs Released Since the Year 2000

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind, our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Today, we are kicking off our 2013 Fall Donor Drive and asking all of you to help keep KEXP listener powered. ThanksRead more…

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Album Review: The Strokes – Comedown Machine

It’s hard being The Strokes. After setting the template for the next ten years of guitar-based rock with their 2001 debut, Is This It, it wasn’t long before the NYC quintet was being outpaced by the bands they paved the way for. After some time apart, Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Fabrizio Moretti, andRead more…

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