Watch Arctic Monkeys Cover The Strokes’ “Is This It”

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BURBANK, CA - JUNE 11: Musician Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys performs onstage at Arctic Monkeys for iHeartRadio Live at iHeartRadio Theater on June 11, 2014 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Clear Channel)

On their latest album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino, Arctic Monkeys‘ frontman Alex Turner expressed his desire to be part of The Strokes in the opening moments of “Star Treatment,” the album’s first track: “I just wanted to be one of the Strokes, now look at the mess you made me make/Hitchhiking with a monogrammed suitcase, miles away from any half-useful imaginary highway.” In keeping with that spirit, the band performed The Strokes’ “Is This It” last night during their concert at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. In a fan-recorded video, Turner swaggers through his version of the classic record while the audience sings along. “Is This It” is the latest in the Artic Monkey’s covers of Strokes’s songs during their concerts, joining renditions of “Take It or Leave It” and “Reptilia.” Watch the concert footage below.

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