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.
Halfway through Ruban Nielson’s explorative third LP, Multi-Love, the bipolar “Extreme Wealth and Casual Cruelty” fractures momentarily into reverberating shards, creaking like a bridge collapsing as a murky guitar yowls in the background. Coming so soon after a silky smooth, Steely Dan-referencing guitar solo courtesy of his equally musical father Chris Nielson, it’s a tonally… More »