The Strokes Are Back Rachel Cathie October 6, 2015 Blogs During a headlining set the Landmark Music Festival, Julian Casablancas, lead singer of The Stokes. announced that his band is ready to start recording again. If you are a huge Julian Casablancas fan and an even bigger The Strokes fan, then this news will definitely be the highlight of your week. If you are not a fan of the former or the latter, then I suggest you drop what you’re doing and listen to The Stroke’s music right now and re-think your horribly misinformed stance. A few months ago Stereogum reported that Albert Hammond Jr., the rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, and backing vocalist, announced that The Strokes had no plans to record any new music. Apparently, and fortunately, that was all a lie. Stereogum wrote a follow up article three days ago with the news from the festival. If you’re not already familiar with The Strokes’ music, they are a part post-punk, half indie rock, a little bit of new wave, and one hundred percent kickass kind of band. Famous for their simple but powerful sounding guitar riffs, The Strokes have become one of the most influential 21st century rock bands that have graced this good Earth. Their debut album, Is This It, was ranked 199 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and number 8 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time. Since 2001, they have continued to release four other successful albums, and remained on the top of the charts for each one. I expect nothing less from their fifth album, and I predict it will be their best yet. Stay tuned kids, this album will be worth the wait.