Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Strokes

The Strokes
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The Strokes

The Strokes performing "Juicebox" in March 2006
Background information
Origin New York City
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Indie rock
Garage rock revival
Post-punk revival
Years active 1998–Present
Label(s) Sony BMG
Rough Trade
Julian Casablancas
Nick Valensi
Albert Hammond, Jr.
Nikolai Fraiture
Fabrizio Moretti
The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 in New York City who rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in the garage rock revival. The band consists of Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (lead guitar), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitar), Nikolai Fraiture (bass guitar) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums and percussion).

Upon the release of their debut album Is This It in 2001, the group was met with much critical acclaim, being hailed by some as the "saviors of rock and roll." [1] NME made Is This It their Album of the Year. Since then, the band has maintained a large fan base, notably in the UK, US and Australia. Exhausted from almost nonstop touring and recording, they have been on an unofficial hiatus since 2006's First Impressions of Earth, during which several of its members, most notably Albert Hammond, Jr., have embarked on a variety of side projects, from music to film.


HZ_93 said...

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