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March 6, 2011 With their awesome comeback album Angles due out March 22, the Strokes dropped by Saturday Night Live this weekend to perform two tracks: lead single "Under Cover of Darkness" and "Life Is Simple in the Moonlight," which the band debuted. …
March 2, 2011 On the Strokes' first comeback single "Under Cover of Darkness," New York's bad boys deliver an instant classic that recalls the band's breakthrough album Is This It?. But in the new video for the single, Julian Casablancas and Co. take their skuzzy, Lower East Side-sound to the orchestra by dressing in tuxes (well, everyone except Casablancas) and performing in a plush, gilded opera house. …
February 23, 2011
Just weeks after winning the Grammy for Best Alternative Album for 2010's Brothers, Ohio blues-rock duo the Black Keys have announced a month-long North American trek, set to follow their appearances at both Coachella and Bonnaroo. [Pitchfork]
Swede indie-pop trio Peter Bjorn and John have dropped their new music video for "Second Chance," from their back-to-basics March 29 release Gimme Some. …
February 22, 2011
The second song fans will hear from the Strokes' upcoming album, Angles (out March 22), will be "You're So Right." The New York City quintet will release the track on March 1 as the B-side on the 7" vinyl for their first single, "Under Cover of Darkness" (listen here). …
February 17, 2011
New York City, the Strokes are back. Singer Julian Casablancas has announced that the quintet will play their first show in the Big Apple, and their first-ever concert at Madison Square Garden, on April 1. Tickets go on sale February 25. [Twitter]
Check out the music video for "Shell Games," the first single from Conor Oberst's eighth album as Bright Eyes, The People's Key, which dropped earlier this week. …
February 15, 2011 Bonnaroo, the massive annual summer music festival in Manchester, Tennessee, has unveiled the lineup for its 10th anniversary event, and boy, oh boy, it's a doozy: Grammy kings Arcade Fire, the Strokes, Eminem, Lil Wayne, My Morning Jacket, Big Boi, Mumford & Sons, and two of SPIN's three Artists of the Year -- the Black Keys and Florence + the Machine -- are all scheduled to rock the four-day party, from June 9-12.
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February 10, 2011 Lots of musicians tweet -- but all that Twitters is not gold.
That's why you'll want to check out SPIN.com every Friday to see whose tweets we're reading this week -- then update your TweetDeck!(Obligatory Self-Promotion: ...while you're at it, be sure to follow @SPINmagazine!)
This week's winners:
Why You Should Follow: Last weekend, LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy announced via the group's webs …
February 9, 2011 It's here. Finally. The first taste of the Strokes' long-awaited (and, at times, in doubt) fourth album, Angles, out March 22. The song is called "Under Cover of Darkness" and it's available as a free download for the next 48 hours via the band's official website.
Sure, Julian Casablancas recorded his vocals separately from the rest of the band. And maybe New York City's modelizingest aren't besties anymore now that they've matured. …
January 25, 2011 After a five-year break, New York City rock vets the Strokes return this spring with a new album and a fresh outlook.
For their much-anticipated fourth LP, Angles (out March 22) -- check out the tracklist below! -- the guys gave their songwriting dynamic a heavy-duty makeover. This time, instead of frontman Julian Casablancas leading the writing effort, each member contributed ideas -- a first for quintet. …
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