Dawes is one of those rare rock acts -- think Kings of Leon or Ray LaMontagne -- that glides effortlessly between popular music and a believably vintage-sounding aesthetic. Singer Taylor Goldsmith’s analog lead vocals may be unique for the ProTools-era listener, but his delivery is, unquestionably, a chip off of Jackson Browne’s old block. (Somewhat ironically, the band has backed Browne on tour). Which, in recent years, has left us scratching our heads. Does this band have an authenticity problem, or is this the sound of rock music’s Next Big Thing?
If 2011’s ‘Angles’ was the Strokes’ return to New York City scuzz-rock by way of ‘80s New Wave, ‘90s indie rock and a few other reference-point alternatives thrown in for good measure, their fifth album, ‘Comedown Machine,’ is a hollow, synth-driven mess that aims to reinvent their image. Or at least their reputation.
If you've heard the Strokes' new album, 'Comedown Machine,' in its entirety and are already pining for more music from the NYC rockers, you're in luck: 'Slow Animals,' the B-side off the forthcoming 7-inch vinyl edition of the band's 'All the Time' single, is now available for your listening pleasure.
Can't wait a second longer for the new Strokes' album, 'Comedown Machine?' You've already had a chance to hear 'One Way Trigger' and first single 'All the Time,' but now you can dig in to the disc's other nine tracks, as the entire record is streaming over at Pitchfork ahead of its release next Tuesday (March 26).
There's never a dull moment when you're rolling with the Strokes. The New York rockers certainly have experienced their share of life in the fast lane over years, and the video for 'All the Time,' a tune off their forthcoming 'Comedown Machine' album (out March 26), drives that point home with a barrage of archival clips from throughout the band's career.
Strokes fans may be stoked about the impending March 26 release of the band's new album, 'Comedown Machine,' but there is less exciting news when it comes to the group's plans to tour behind the disc. During a recent interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, bassist Nikolai Fraiture expressed his desire to hit the road with the Strokes but revealed that no shows have been booked.
It's been nearly a month since Seattle radio station 107.7 The End boasted that it was sitting on a promo copy of a new Strokes single titled 'All the Time' and would be playing it imminently. That didn't happen, and in the weeks since, the New York rockers announced a March release for a new album ('Comedown Machine') and leaked a new tune ('One Way Trigger'). But whatever came of 'All the Time?'