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Elliott Smith’s ‘XO’ & ‘Figure 8′ reissued on vinyl

Plus: listen to Ben Gibbard, Anderson Cooper, Jack Black and more talk about Elliott's influence.

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Strokes Is This It
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If rock is “the new jazz,” then I blame The Strokes

If the claims are true that rock is "the new jazz" (aka a genre that stopped evolving and became "classical music"), then we might have to blame 'Is This It.' It set the precedent that "saving rock" was synonymous with "sounding a lot like beloved old rock bands."

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Strokes side project CRX announce fall tour (dates & “Ways to Fake It” stream)

"There's a lot for Strokes fans to like here, but there's another aspect to the record, too, which gets a little bit on the heavier, more aggressive side that maybe fans of other bands would appreciate that more," Nick Valensi told Rolling Stone.

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CRX New Skin
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Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi’s band CRX announce Josh Homme-produced debut LP

A few months ago, The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi unveiled his new band, CRX, which also features members of Guards, The Reflection, and The Dose. Today, the band announced their debut record...

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Rough Trade’s 40th Anniversary is the subject of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU (playlist)

In honor of Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary, this week’s edition (8/10) of BrooklynVegan.com Blog Radio on SiriusXM is dedicated entirely to the long running label and record shop. Over the course of the two hour show, songs will be played from throughout Rough Trade’s entire 40 year run

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Strokes & Guards members form CRX, playing NYC & LA shows before opening for Beck

CRX is a brand new band that most notably includes Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi. It also features Richie Follin of Guards, Ralph Alexander of The Dose, and The Reflections members Darian Zahedi and Jon Safley...

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The Strokes at The Wiltern
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The Strokes played LA’s Wiltern Theatre (pics, review, setlist)

The Strokes delivered a set that seemed designed to satisfy just about everyone in the audience.

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Governors Ball 2016 - Friday
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Governors Ball day 1 pics (Strokes, Robyn, Beck, Father John Misty, Jamie xx & more)

Governors Ball 2016 is underway on NYC's Randall's Island, with day 2 going on as we speak. (If you're not there, are you watching the stream?) The first day, yesterday (6/3), was co-headlined by The Strokes and Robyn...

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The Strokes
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The Strokes played Capitol Theatre, share “Drag Queen” video, playing GovBall tonight ++ NYC pop-up shop

There's a lot going on with The Strokes if you haven't noticed.

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listen to the new Strokes EP, ‘Future Past Present’

Stream The Strokes' semi-surprise EP in full.

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