The Strokes Contribute To ‘Live From Nowhere Near You Vol. II’

by Eric Van Dril · 75 comments

A number of high-caliber artists have contributed rare and unreleased songs to Kevin Moyer’s “Live From Nowhere Near You Vol. II.”

The Strokes are one of those artists.

From this page, I’m not entirely sure what The Strokes’ contribution will be. But it would make sense to see a song like Clear Skies, or possibly a cover, land on this record. Or we might luck out and hear something completely new, which I would doubt considering how stingy The Strokes are in situations like this.

Anyway, the lineup for this project is phenomenal, as you can see here. I mean, where else can you hear Wilco, Elliott Smith and Greg Oden on the same record?

Daniel Johnston • Modest Mouse • Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam • Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam • Tango Alpha Tango • The Black Ryder • The Strokes • James Mercer of The Shins • Wilco • Kevin and Anita Robinson of Viva Voce • Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney • Chris Funk and John Moen of The Decemberists • Elliott Smith • The Helio Sequence • The Upsidedown • The Dandy Warhols • Spoon • Ryan Adams • The Presidents of the United States of America • Bright Eyes • Dan Reed • Danny Seim of Menomena • Dave Allen of Gang of Four • Evan Railton of Swords • Greg Oden of The Portland Trailblazers • Imani Coppola • The Ettes • Joe Purdy • John Doe of X • Joshua Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and Them Crooked Vultures • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club • The Robots • Keith Schreiner of Dahlia • Logan Lynn • Mic Crenshaw of Hungry Mob • Mike Watt of The Minutemen • Nathan Jr of Duover • Neil Gust of No. 2 and Heatmiser • Pete Droge • Pete Miser of the Five Fingers of Funk • Third Eye Blind • Seth Lorinczi of the Golden Bears • Shawn Smith of Brad and Satchel • Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree • of Dead Prez (ed. note: LISTEN TO DEAD PREZ. THEY’RE INCREDIBLE.) • Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini • …AND MANY MORE

Link via Nate and Hanan.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

1 L-G July 1, 2011 at 11:46 am

They just announced the b-side! Its Taken For A Fool live with Elvis Costello.

2 Ben July 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm

^That’s almost as stupid as putting Mercy, Mercy Me on the comp. I know a b-side is supposed to be filler, but a live version of the A-side?? That is really, really weak.

3 mateja July 1, 2011 at 3:30 pm


4 Bernardo R. July 1, 2011 at 3:33 pm

@mateja Where did you hear that?

5 Kevin Moyer July 1, 2011 at 3:55 pm

Hey – regarding M3 The Ecology on the comp:

1. I picked the song.
2. The album concept is collaboration, which this song is.
3. It was NEW at the time, it just took me this long to finish the album.
4. Most people (non hardcore fans) have never heard it, since it was a limited B Side.
6. It’s for charity.

So cut the band some slack…?

6 L-G July 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm

@Bernardo R.

This is what Nikolai just tweeted, “There may be a Peruvian surprise tonight! Just sayin'”

7 Bernardo R. July 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

That will be beyond amazing then! I wonder how they’ll do the vocal layering maybe Albert or Nick will sing part if it?

8 Amanda July 1, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Just seen The Strokes live! They were amazing! They played Machu Picchu (first time live, right?), Trying your luck, What Ever Happened?, under control, Life is simple in the moonlight, and the usual…

9 Kate July 1, 2011 at 6:15 pm

@Amanda They played Machu Picchu finally? How was it?

10 Andreas July 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Just came home from the concert. Machu Picchu was amazing live! Julian almost forgot the “wearing a jacket made of meat”-line, but saved it in the last secound hehe.
After the song, he excaused himself by informing us he had only read up on the lyrics 15 minutes before going up on stage :p

11 Tank July 1, 2011 at 9:19 pm
12 Tank July 1, 2011 at 9:20 pm

sorry its a horrible recording but hopefully someone will upload a better version from the stream. was there a stream in Sweden?

13 Ben July 1, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I never thought I’d see the day. Maybe Two Kinds of Happiness isn’t out of the question.

14 heather July 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Machu Picchu seems to be a fan favorite. The crowd reaction when Julian announced the song says it all. They should release it as a single.

15 Swe. July 1, 2011 at 11:42 pm

Hey guys. Saw the strokes yesterday at peace and love in Sweden and they played machu picchu for the first time!! I got in on video. Just gonna take me home then im gonna put it on YouTube and post the link here. 🙂

16 A. July 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Hey guys. Saw the strokes yesterday at peace and love in Sweden and they played machu picchu for the first time!!got it on video so im just gonna take me home and then put in on YouTube and post the link here. Ok?

17 A. July 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

my video of the strokes-machu picchu live 🙂

18 KEVIN July 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the vid. SO cool to hear that song finally played live! Sounds awesome!

19 mateja July 2, 2011 at 9:30 am

Roskilde is by far the best effin’ festival of the european summer!

Is essential to find a stream for tonight Strokes performance

20 wolfman July 2, 2011 at 2:13 pm

so pumped they played this!

21 Carolyn July 2, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Finally!! Very jealous of all y’all Scandinavians, the guys really seem to like you.

22 drawnout July 3, 2011 at 6:33 am

please please please someone post video of meet me in the bathroom…. one of my all time strokes faves

23 Carolyn* July 3, 2011 at 7:07 am

Carolyn@ ofcourse he likes us. Jules is half dane :D. And i’m from denmark I wasn’t lucky enough to see the concert with them. They played roskilde last night. But I saw the review and it was 6/6 star review

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