As Rolling Stone writes on its post announcing the video, “Casablancas interviews Giroux for a wide-ranging conversation that touches on topics including banks’ control over government, why democracy is an illusion, deceptive journalism and the dangers of speaking truth to power.”

Check it out.


The first song from Summer Moon, Nikolai Fraiture’s new band, has hit the Internet. It’s called “With You Tonight.”

The song is available on all digital platforms — iTunes, Spotify, etc. — on Friday, Sept. 16. The new iteration of the band includes Nikolai, drummer Stephen Perkins (Jane’s Addiction), keyboardist/vocalist Camila Grey on (Uh Huh Her) and guitarist Noah Harman (Airborne Toxic Event).

What do you think about the new song?


Can I interest you in “Ways to Fake It,” in the first single from CRX — and the first song on which Nick Valensi sings lead vocals?

I thought so.

CRX are going to tour Europe, Nick has said to both Rolling Stone and on Twitter. But here are the current set of CRX dates.

09-17 West Hollywood, CA – The Troubadour
09-19 Chicago, IL – Schubas
09-20 Columbus, OH – Express Live *
09-22 Bloomington, IN – IU Pavilion *
09-23 St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House *

* with Beck


Nikolai Fraiture’s Summer Moon to play Los Angeles next week

September 7, 2016

Nikolai Fraiture’s Summer Moon will make their Los Angeles debut next week, with free shows at Bardot and The Satellite. Nikolai’s band @summermoonband will be playing their first LA shows on Sept 12th and 16th. Both shows are FREE! — The Strokes (@thestrokes) September 7, 2016

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Nick Valensi talks CRX, songwriting, singing, new Strokes music with Rolling Stone

September 6, 2016

On Tuesday, Rolling Stone published a Q&A with Nick Valensi. It’s his first interview this decade. In it, he talks about why he started CRX, songwriting, The Strokes and much more. You can read the entire Q&A here. Here are a few key parts. Was this in the period after you guys did the Comedown […]

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CRX’s ‘New Skin’ due out Oct. 28

August 30, 2016

Big news: CRX’s new record, ‘New Skin’, will be out Oct. 28. The other big news: the 10-song record was produced by QOTSA’s Josh Homme. Hey now. #NewSkin — CRX (@crxmusic) August 30, 2016 We’re releasing our record, #NewSkin, on Oct. 28th with Columbia Records — CRX (@crxmusic) August 30, 2016

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Watch: CRX plays its first show

August 18, 2016

Videos via @oblvius @candiefornia @onewaytriggers. Cultivated by @TheStrokes_Fans. NO ! BIG ! DEAL !!!! NICK VALENSI EVERYONE !! — ahj af (@OneWayTriggers) August 18, 2016 nick valensi everybody @crxmusic — ANDIE (@candiefornia) August 18, 2016 — ℙℛiℕℂℰ (@oblvius) August 18, 2016

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