The Strokes – In session 2001 – Past Daily Soundbooth
New York Indie/Garage-Rock revivalists The Strokes to kick off Thanksgiving Week. Their first, and only session for John Peel, recorded on June 8, 2001 and broadcast on June 27th.
A critically acclaimed band from the get-go, The Strokes formed in 1998. By 2001 (when this session was recorded) their debut album was released and would skyrocket to number 8 on Rolling Stone’s Best Debut Albums of All Time. And shortly after that scored the Number 2 position on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 00’s and 199 on their 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
This session comes just prior to the release of their debut album, and coincides with the release of their debut ep, The Modern Age, which starts off this session. Ironically, it was this ep, which was sent as a demo to the reformed Rough Trade Records in the UK that got immediate attention and started the ball rolling.
With the success of their debut, they embarked on a World Tour, cementing their initial critical excitement in the U.S. and The UK and taking it to New Zealand, Australia and Japan. They’ve enjoyed huge success ever since.
Still together, but keeping it lively with side projects, The Strokes are currently working on new material, with a new album promised to come out “sometime soon” – I suspect 2017 should see something new coming out.
In the meantime, here is a reminder of their initial excitement and their first session for John Peel.
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