Watch The Strokes Return to the Stage After Three Years

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We might be a little late to the party with this one, but The Strokes finally returned to the stage for the first time this weekend after a three-year hiatus from it all. The band performed in Port Chester, NY on Saturday, a warm-up gig, if you will, for their anticipated performance at the Governors Ball Music Festival.

What the band did during this show was showcase all their music with a career-spanning setlist with tracks from all five of their studio albums including “Reptilia,” “Heart in a Cage,”12:51” and many more.

While some were indifferent to their last album, Comedown Machine, three songs from that album made their way onto the setlist including “Welcome to Japan,” “Happy Ending” and one of the singles, “One Way Trigger.”

Check out some fan shot videos, though we do not agree with their decision to watch a one of a kind show through a camera.

Their loss is our gain.

“Welcome to Japan” (from Comedown Machine):

“One Way Trigger” (from Comedown Machine):

“Happy Ending” (from Comedown Machine):

Last Nite (from Is This It):

“New York City Cops” (from Is This It):

The Strokes Streaming New Album

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The new Strokes album isn’t due to hit store for another week, but starting today fans can go to Pitchfork’s website and have the opportunity to stream the full album for free. The band even encourage fans to go check out Comedown Machine, all eleven tracks, seven days before the actual release.

“That’s right… eleven new tracks, one week in advance. so go ahead… head over to the pitchfork album premiere now to give the record a listen” they said in a mass email sent out to fans that have subscribed to the newsletter.

To hear the full album stream, head on over to Pitchfork’s website here.

In the meantime, don’t forget to give their music video for “All the Time” a look which shows the band from the old days performing at those gritty clubs to performing on all those late night shows that deep down inside we love to stay up watching.

No Plans for a Strokes Tour

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Fans of The Strokes rallied last month when they heard that there would be new music from the band during the upcoming month. After the release of their first single, “One Way Trigger,” there was a lot of speculation whether or not the new album would sound like the band, at all. After their recent single hit the inter-web, their worries were put to rest when “All the Time” was released.

Any hopes though of a full tour from the band in support of their new album, Comedown Machine, have been put to rest by bassist, Nikolai Fraiture. In a recent interview with DJ Zane Lowe from BBC Radio 1, he was asked if there would be any touring in support of the album. Fraiture responded with, “I don’t know. I would love to tour” and admitted that there weren’t any tour dates scheduled at the moment for them.

The Strokes’ new album, Comedown Machine, comes out on March 26, but until then you can head on over to their Soundcloud and listen to the first two singles from it.

New Single from The Strokes

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Last month Seattle radio station 107.7 The End, made waves when they announced that they had a brand new track from New York band, The Strokes. Fans began to tweet and Facebook the station asking for when the track would make its debut. Turned out that the song that they had first dibs on, “All the Time” would become the lead single off their brand new album, Comedown Machine which would hit shelves on March 26.

A week after the station’s announcement, the band went ahead and released “One Way Trigger” on their official website as a free download, but was met with mixed reaction from the band’s loyal fans. Now the band is back, releasing the lead single on their Soundcloud account which you can listen to right here: The Strokes’ Soundcloud.

If you’re a fan of The Strokes, how does this single compare to “One Way Trigger”?