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The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

The Strokes Frontman May Possibly Tour

Despite releasing an album this year (the falsetto filled, 80s-inspired Comedown Machine), it has been a relatively quiet year for The Strokes. There was no tour behind the album and almost zero press as well. In fact, the most we heard out of any of The Strokes was via Har Mar Superstar’s podcast in which […]

The Strokes’ Guitarist Opens Up About Drug Use

The Strokes’ Guitarist Opens Up About Drug Use

The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. recently opened up in an interview with The Talks after the release of his most recent solo effort, AHJ. Hammond revealed that at one point became paranoid while in the grips of a narcotics addiction: “You know, I reached points where I was insane, hearing voices because I was up […]

New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

New Album From The Strokes’ Guitarist Hammond Jr.

The new and improved guitarist of The Strokes is ready to release some new solo material. Hammond Jr. recently opened up about his debilitating heroin addiction (which lasted from around 2006 until 2009) in an NME article, saying that by his second solo album (Como Te Llama?) he was in “a dark place.” But now, […]

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

This Week In Music History: August 18th-24th

As always, this week was full of exciting music history! Twenty bucks says that you probably can guess who drove a car into a pool on this day in 1967. On this day in 1970, Lou Reed performed with The Velvet Underground for the last time at the famed New York club Max’s Kansas City. […]

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

“Comedown Machine” by The Strokes

Most journalists like to start off their reviews of whatever the latest Strokes album is by mentioning their debut album, Is This It, and the seismic impact it had on the past ten or so years of rock and indie music. Let’s just skip over all of that: you can read tons of articles about […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. DIDO, GIRL WHO GOT AWAY British singer-songwriter, Dido, has released her fourth studio album, Girl Who Got Away. The record includes collaborations with […]

New Strokes Video Released

New Strokes Video Released

By now, the music world has heard two new tracks off of The Strokes’ March 26th release Comedown Machine. “One Way Trigger,” the a-Ha’s “Take On Me” inspired track, has led people to think the album will be completely in the same vein. This would be a complete departure from The Strokes original sound and acceptance of frontman Julian […]

Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes

Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes

You know that catchy little song off The Stroke’s first album It This It, that plays right before “Someday”? Remember how Julian Casablanca’s signature, distorted vocals and the band’s garage, new rock instrumentation sounds on the song “Barely Legal”? Well, the rap game’s newest it-girl, Azealia Banks has covered “Barely Legal” over a synth-heavy beat […]

The Strokes New Music

The Strokes New Music

It’s that time of year when bands are releasing singles, EP’s and albums and announcing their tour dates and festival circuits. So far, the tracks and announcements have been phenomenal. If you don’t think so, I implore you to look at the Governor’s Ball, Bonnaroo, and Sasquatch lineups (to name a few) and reconsider. However, […]

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