The Strokes release a very first version of their title “The Modern Age”

After announcing the release of a vinyl set, which could well be the best news of this beginning of the year – in the absence of the announcement of a new album –, the five New Yorkers unveil a preliminary version of their hit “The Modern Age”.

Is it to raise the excitement around the release of their box set, announced at the end of 2022, or, precisely, to calm our impatience? The seasoned Strokes dropped Friday, January 13, a few weeks before the release of the famous vinyl set, a preliminary version of their hit The Modern Age.

First released on an EP of the same name, in January 2001, on the British indie label Rough Trade, alongside the hitsque Last Nite, The Modern Age is the second track from their debut album Is This It. An album with which Julian and his converse team have established themselves as the best reason to listen to rock in the 21st century.

Eminently rock object

The Rough Trade version of this title is the first extract from the box set to be unveiled. It will appear on one of the ten vinyls that make up this eminently rock object, compilations of original singles taken from the group’s first three studio albums, Is This It, Room On Fire and First Impressions of Earth and B-sides from the same period.

Even if their recording session with Rick Rubin had given rise to some hopes of a new album, the immediate moderation brought by Julian Casablancas had calmed our ardor. Still, the group has announced its presence on the US tour of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and is on the lineup of the Kilby Block Party festival which takes place in March in Salt Lake City, Utah.

What allow us to dream of their passage in Europe, even of a sequel to their latest nugget, The New Abnormalwhich figured prominently in the top albums 2020 of the Inrocks.


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