On March 22, the Strokes return with Angles (RCA), their first studio album since 2006. In SPIN's April issue, Sloane Crosley, best-selling author of I Was Told There'd Be Cake, talks with the band a decade after their 2001 debut, Is This It, defined postmillennial downtown cool.
The guys were photographed by Dan Martensen at Manhattan's Milk Studios. You can see outtakes from the shoot, along with excerpts from Crosley's cover story, here.
(From left: Fabrizio Moretti, Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture)
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