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Review: The Strokes- ‘Comedown Machine’

posted by Oscar March 25, 2013

The Strokes’ fifth studio release officially drops tomorrow to much anticipation from any of us who have followed the band for the past 12 or so years. While there has always been the argument of whether The Strokes were geniuses here to save Rock & Roll or simply rich-kid posers doing their best impressions of gritty underground rockers. I’ve thought the former since the age of 14 and I’ve been hoping they would live up to that promise ever since then.

While many of us have been craving the next “Classic Strokes” album since Room On Fire dropped in ’05, the New York band appears to prefer to go in a completely different direction with their latest release. The Strokes adopted a style they hinted at with their last album, leaving many fans torn between those being reluctant to accepting the new sound and those going along with the change and assessing it for what it is, rather than comparing it with previous releases. Continue Reading

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Video: The Strokes – “All The Time”

posted by Oscar March 15, 2013

The Strokes have released their official video for their first single, “All The Time,” from their forthcoming Comedown Machine. The New Yorkers kept it simple by making a collage of multiple shots of live performances and behind the scenes clips from the past and present eras of the group.

Comedown Machine available 3/25 UK | 3/26 US: http://smarturl.it/ComedownMachine?IQ…

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The Strokes – “All The Time”

posted by Oscar February 13, 2013

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As The Strokes had noted in their fan newsletter the first single from their forthcoming album, Comedown Machine, is now available. The new song, titled “All The Time,” takes us away from the synth, A-Ha-like sound heard on “One Way Trigger” (I still dug it) and instead takes us back to the gritty garage sound heard in their earliest work. It sounds like a good step in the right direction for what fans may be in store for with the new album.

Hear the new track after the jump. Continue Reading

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The Strokes Announce New Album: Comedown Machine

posted by Oscar January 30, 2013

The Strokes - Comedown Machine
Less than a week after giving us a first glimpse of their new material when they dropped “One Way Trigger” on their Soundcloud, The Strokes have formally announced their new album, Comedown Machine.

The new album, with a very minimalist RCA cover, will be released this coming March 26. Pre-order Comedown Machine on CD, MP3 and/or vinyl and get a free download of “All The Time” when the track is released.