Scans: Spin Magazine’s Fantastic Cover Story About The Strokes

by Eric Van Dril · 83 comments

Scans, as always, via SFHH.

Christ, the media sure enjoys making it seem like it’s Julian versus the world, don’t they?

Notable bits from the article include:

  • Nikolai discussing that video of him and Julian after a Jane’s Addiction show.
  • Nick’s daughter’s favorite Stroke.
  • Nick: “I think Julian was really fucking surprised his solo album didn’t work.”
  • Why Phrazes made Julian happy and why being in The Strokes doesn’t.

Do you need anything more? Read the entire story after the jump.



The review…


Spin‘s editor writes about what it’s like to hang out with The Strokes…

{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

fuck reading and leeds, this is just THE STROKES. fucking epic. this will go down in history.

2 Gimli March 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm

is there anyone else here that really only cares about the band and or julian releasing good music? sure, the personalities and interviews and videos of the guys are great and hilarious, but at this point in their careers, i think the days of the funny and crazy strokes that we saw in ‘in transit’ are over. that being said, obviously they can still make amazing music, as we’ve seen with angles, and i know plenty of people like me that loved phrazes.

so, who cares if the strokes don’t make music like they used to or don’t act like they used to – it’s still gonna be quality music, and in the end, that’s really all that matters

3 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

reports of crowd size has hit 50-80K

apparently everyone at sxsw is basically there. ha!!!

4 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm
5 Strokertines March 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm

@someone: Hope nobody’s hurt? my GF is there…

6 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

@strokertines you should try to get in touch, I have been reading some pretty crazy stuff.

7 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 7:06 pm

great shot from kimya dawson side stage

8 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 7:07 pm
9 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 7:10 pm

video from nicks chicka

10 Carolyn March 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

@someone awesome picture.
i wish more than anything i was there right now, don’t even care if i got punched in the face ten times

11 someone who knows March 17, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I know. its killing me. so many of my friends are there. my friend who is side stage invited me to go with him yesterday. (I live in nyc)

so essentially, I would be side stage. instead i’m fucking writing this comment. ha ha haaa

12 Kimdiy March 17, 2011 at 7:17 pm

why in hell would you pass up being side stage??? just being nosey…:-)

13 Carolyn March 17, 2011 at 7:18 pm

haha yeah I know the feeling, that was me in the summer when they played lolla. I had to work. It was torture to say the least, and I was only a quick train ride away

14 Tom March 17, 2011 at 7:27 pm

strokes + fireworks

15 Kimdiy March 17, 2011 at 7:31 pm

the set is done…now i’m hoping for some videos in the next few hours…:-) people were digging it on twitter.

16 thevigilanteoflove March 17, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Okay. Those fireworks were flargin’ awesome. I think fireworks should go off whenever that song is played.

17 SharonGuitar500 March 17, 2011 at 9:04 pm

I was a bit sad as I read Nick’s quote about the ring tones. It meant a lot. “No, but they don’t call me.” I think I should stop reading these interviews. I know I should care about the music, but reading these interviews does not make me like or dislike their music. I just read them because I want to learn stuff about the people who created that amazing music I love so much.

Well, whatever, Nick may be quite rude and he probably does feel quite a lot of resentment, but he’s still my favorite member of the band because he plays guitar so amazingly 🙂

And what the hell. Seriously. The Strokes are good looking guys. Why do these interviews make them look like they were run over by a truck?

18 Texas Mike March 17, 2011 at 9:06 pm

To the Strokes: You guys were gone for five years, leaving loyal fans hanging, and gathering new fans as time went on…When you decided to come back, you sold old concerts. You came to my state of Texas and attracted a huge crowd that went nuts in Austin! I saw you guys in that city back in October; you were great. The critics are giving you guys great reviews. The fans crashed your site, trying to download Under Cover of Darkness. What else do you guys want? The band keeps complaining about not getting respect.

19 Carolyn March 17, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Alright getting a little depressed hearing all the wonderful things about sxsw. I need to see the Strokes for the first time in my life this spring. I was under the impression that there were going to be some shows around the US that were not festivals. I mean if this is a full out world tour shouldn’t we cover the bases at home in the states?? All I’m asking for is a little gig in Chicago, just please.

20 Jono March 29, 2011 at 6:31 am

Not trying to offend anyone or anything but it must be said Julian comes across as a real major dick in this article. Still, it was nice reading the insights from the other members though.

21 Jose March 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

does anyone know what kind of shoes Julian is wearing? I know they are adidas, they look so awesome I want some like that

22 vr April 28, 2011 at 8:52 am

I have not yet the entire interview yet to give an opinion, but it upsets me how nick says julians solo album did not work out, as far as I know it did, right? like his solo album woud work out, he is not nearly as popular and talented as julian is, who does he think he is? I completely dislike him now

23 Yetzyany May 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

I feel inlove with the Strokes when I first heared ‘ Last Night ‘ & ‘ Someday ‘ I thought Julian’s vocie was the best voice that reminded me of old school bands , & I loved that ! I didnt know exactly was kind of music I was into until I heard The Strokes , (: <3 I love The Strokes with all my heartmy heart Julian <3 , Nick <3 , Albert <3 , Nikolai <3 , Fabrizio <3 My favorite albim is ' Is this it ' I think when The Strokes started they put everything into the albu , but now it seems like like they only do tje album just because , & I hope not . I love The Strokes ! <33333333333 there my favorite band of all time if it wasnt for them I wouldnt know what music really is . The Strokes Forever ! <333333333333 Julian is so Sexy ! (; <33333 , J.F.C !

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