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The Strokes Awaken From the Dead!

It’s been a little over two years since their last live performance in November 2011 in Brazil, but The Strokes are back for a much anticipated performance at this year’s Governor’s Ball Music Festival. Julian Casablancas will also be performing a separate show during the festival. 

The band released their fifth album, Comedown Machine, in 2013 but no tour came along with the new release.

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Other headliners for the Governor’s Ball music festival in New York City include Outkast, Jack White, and Vampire Weekend along with performances from Phoenix, TV on the Radio, Broken Bells, Neko Case, Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Washed Out, Earl Sweatshirt, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Wild Belle, Tanlines, among others. 

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SoundOff15 The Strokes/Noah and the Whale

This week we talk a little bit about the trailer for the collaboration between Spike Jonze and Arcade Fire. We talk about the potential that SXSW brings young acts. We finish by reviewing new albums by Noah and the Whale and The Strokes.

Listen to episode 15.

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DJ Ones Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Bloc Party’s front man Kele Okereke has admitted that he is unsure about the band’s future as he gets ready to release his debut album The Boxer. The band is currently on a year long break and plans for the band to reunite are currently uncertain. (via NME)

2. Bryce Dessner of The National has revealed that the band will be appearing on the next album by Sufjan Stevens. Stevens is currently recording his upcoming album in Brooklyn. Dessner added, “It’s going to be incredible. It’s going to probably blow people’s minds.” (via Exclaim!)

3. Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney has revealed plans for her first solo album. The album, which has yet to be named, will be released sometime this fall, and she is planning to complete a brief tour following the release. (via Pitchfork)

4. The Strokes played their first show in four years when they took the stage in London last week. Playing 18 songs, the band did not release any new material. The Strokes plan to hit the festival circuit in the summer. (via NME)

5. Jack White recently took the stage with Conan O’Brien, playing an intimate show to 300 people at White’s Third Man Record Studios in Nashville. The two played everything including White Stripes’ classic Seven “Nation Army,” Radiohead’s “Creep,” and many more. (via Spin)

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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Japandroids are set to re-release two five-song EPs that were recorded before the band’s breakout album “Post Nothing.” The songs from both the “All Lies” and “Lullaby Death Jams” EPs are going to be compiled to form “No Singles.” The album is set to release May 11th, courtesy of Polyvinyl. (via Pitchfork)

2. Last fall, after playing a set of shows for the first time since 1994, Sunny Day Real Estate is set to release new material for the first time in 15 years. Although no recording time-line has been scheduled just yet, the band is hard at work at creating new songs. (via Billboard)

3. After the release of her acclaimed “IRM”, Charlotte Gainsbourg is scheduled to complete a two week North American tour. Although (sadly) there are no shows planned for North Carolina, she does plan on playing Coachella (for all you summer festival junkies). (via Pitchfork)

4. In a recent article in The Chicago Tribune, The Strokes have announce that they will be headlining Lollapalooza this year. Alongside that information, frontman Julian Casablancas has contemplated that “I think it’ll (the new album)be out in September.“(via Chicago Tribute)

5. Radiohead has confirmed that an email that had been circulated by a large number of fans, was a hoax. The email in question detailed that the next release from Radiohead would be called "Tehrangles.” A spokesman for Radiohead said to NME, “Most of it is made up and there is no album or album title.” (via NME)

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DJ Ones’ Five Music Facts from the past week

1. Ten British albums will be immortalized as UK stamps starting next January. The albums that will be featured include “Let It Bleed” by The Rolling Stones, “London Calling” by The Clash, “Led Zeppelin IV” by Led Zeppelin, “The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders from Mars” by David Bowie, “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield, “Power, Corruption & Lies” by New Order, “The Division Bell” by Pink Floyd, “Parklife” by Blur, “Screamadelica” by Primal Scream and “A Rush of Blood to the Head” by Coldplay.

via NME

2. At a Q&A session with fans, The Flaming Lips announced that they will follow up their release of “Embryonic” with a full-album cover of Pink Floyd’s famous 1973 album, “Dark Side of the Moon”.
via Pitchfork

3. The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas will release his solo album “Phrazes for the Young” on November 3 instead of later this month. The release will soon be followed with a series of shows in the United States.
via NME

4. Alison Mosshart (The Kills) says that The Dead Weather are already halfway through recording their second album. She followed up saying, “In between now and Christmas I’m going to go back to [Jack White’s studio in] Nashville at some point. I think I’ll spend most of December in America and finish the second record.”
via NME

5. The White Stripes will be releasing out-takes from their first recording session. These include alternative takes of their 1998 single “Let’s Shake Hands”. However they are only to be released via The Vault, which is a part of Jack White’s label Third Man, and will only be available to platinum subscribers.
via Spinner