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The Strokes

United States · Group · 1998–present
The Strokes are an American rock band from New York City. Formed in 1998, the band is composed of vocalist Julian Casablancas, lead guitarist Nick Valensi, rhythm guitarist Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture, <nowiki/>and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. Following the conclusion of five-album deals with RCA and Rough Trade, the band has continued to release new music through Casablancas' Cult Records.

Met with widespread critical acclaim, the Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It, helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early-21st century—and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, number two on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the '00s, 199 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and number four in the NME top 500 albums of all time. Read more »

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The Strokes’ Nick Valensi Finally Starts His Own Band

Up until now, the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi was the only member of the seminal rock group without his own side project. He changed that today with the launch of CRX, a supergroup that includes Guards and Willowz guitarist Richie James...

The Strokes Bring Their ‘Threat of Joy’ to ‘Kimmel’

The Strokes stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to play their recent Future Present Past highlight “Threat of Joy.” It was an even Strokesier performance than usual, with frontman Julian Casablancas wearing a vintage Surf Style Interplanetary...

Watch The Strokes' Mysterious 'Threat Of Joy' Video

The Strokes' new clip for "Threat Of Joy" opens with a feint: a video within a video. The band attempts to shoot a music video when a mysterious organization kidnaps the director and the film reel disappears.  The missing footage provides a...

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Discography

Comedown Machine
2013 Official Album
Angles
2011 Official Album
First Impressions of Earth
2005 Official Album
Room on Fire
2003 Official Album
Is This It
2001 Official Album
The Strokes: The Collection
2011 Official Album Compilation

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