Albert Hammond Jr. and Agyness Deyn Call It Quits

Ok, ladies. So we lost newly married Ryan Adams, but it looks like the dating world has gained back another New York-based musician. According to New York Magazine‘s Jada Yuan, the romance between Albert Hammond Jr. and model Agyness Deyn has officially ended. The couple in happier, more photoshoot-y times. Yuan reports that it was […]

Agyness Deyn and Albert Hammond Jr. Pose for Vogue

In honor of Valentine’s Day (tomorrow), I present you a story that has been out for a little bit, but will perhaps inspire some romanticism in your life… Recently Albert Hammond Jr. and his lady love, model Agyness Deyn, posed for a fashion spread in Vogue magazine (you know, like you do). Check out some […]

Julian Casablancas Gets His “Boombox” on with Lonely Island

If you’ve been anywhere near a TV in the last week, you probably are already aware that SNL‘s Andy Samberg‘s film/comedy group, The Lonely Island, have spawned a new full-length album called Incredibad which dropped today (Feb 10). However, what you might not have realized is that a very familiar sounding voice is guesting on […]

Win a Nickel Eye 7-inch Single Autographed by Nikolai Fraiture

Here’s your chance to win one of three autographed copies of Nickel Eye‘s “Brandy of the Damned” b/w “Back from Exile” 7-inch single. Each record is autographed by Nickel Eye front man, Nikolai Fraiture (aka- bassist from The Strokes). Just correctly send the answer to the following Nikolai trivia question by 11:59PM on January 19th […]

NME Celebrates The Strokes 10 Year Anniversary

Sure they haven’t released an album since 2005. Sure they all seem to be busy with various musical solo projects (Albert Hammond Jr.), side projects (Nicholas Fraiture’s Nickel Eye, and Fabrizio Moretti’s Megapuss and Little Joy), babies (Nick and Niko), Converse ads (Julian), and er…Hollywood restaurants (Julian’s Korean BBQ joint, Shin), but hell or high […]

Little Joy and The Dead Trees at Mercury Lounge, NYC 11/13/08 – Video and Pictures

Last night saw the NYC debut of Little Joy–the side project between Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Rodrigo Amarante of Los Hermanos, and Binki Shapiro–at a sold out show at the Mercury Lounge. The band plays solid, catchy music that’s charming and full of… well… joy. I have to say, out of all the Strokes’ […]

New Megapuss Video: “Adam & Steve”

What do you get when you add Devendra Banhart, Greg Rogove, Fabrizio Moretti, a white background, and a digital camcorder? Apparently you get a silly music video for “Adam & Steve,” a song off the album Surfing of their mutual side project, Megapuss. The LP was released this week on November 4th. The video, which […]

Nickel Eye’s First US Show @ Music Hall of Williamsburg, CMJ 2008

Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture performed tonight with his new pet project/band, Nickel Eye. They played a number of songs, including “Back from Exile”: and “Brandy of the Damned”: Unless I missed something, no other Strokes appeared at the Music Hall tonight. The first song the band played was my favorite… airy, with beautiful harmonies sung […]