The Strokes News Round Up Week Commencing 07 March 2011

Nikolai FraitureThings are getting busy in Strokes land with the release of Angles in some countries under a week away. So in case you have missed any of the latest news and photos here is a handy round up

• The Strokes played SNL last weekend, it was genuinely considered awesome (more info)

• The New York Times had a slightly worrying interview with the band, but these days articles are either about how happy they are now as a band or how much they hate each other. I tend to average it out and think they are pretty content but still have some issues musically.

• The NYT also have an article about the band’s hair….no kidding, beautiful photos though

• Pitchfork’s article about the band spans their early pre Is This It days up to the recording of Angles, again quite negative but the stuff about Is This It and ROF is pretty interesting

• Musikexpress have the 7″ UCOD vinyl on their new issue, like free with the magazine! More info here, seems like a great deal.

• If you haven’t already then check out some of the great bundles both RCA (US/Rest of the world) and Rough Trade (UK) are offering for Angles, includes LPs/T-shirts/MP3 downloads etc

• The Strokes added the final part of their making of Angles in the studio video

• Another festival date has been added, Oxegen Festival 10th July, Ireland

• Albert Hammond, Jr now has a Twitter and seems to be tweeting quite a bit

• The band play their first show in support of Angles tonight in Vegas and then a free show at SWSW on Thursday.

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