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The Strokes ‘The Singles – Volume 01’ Box Set Available February 24

10 7” Singles Collection Includes Hits, Fan Favorites and Rarities

“The Modern Age (Rough Trade Version)” Digital Single Released Today

Vinyl and Digital Versions Available Now to Pre-Order

On February 24, The Strokes will release The Singles – Volume 01, a box set collecting the group’s electrifying early singles, via RCA Records/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.

Today, fans can get their first taste of The Singles – Volume 01, with the release of opening track “The Modern Age (Rough Trade Version).” An early version of a track off the band’s debut album Is This It, this recording was issued on an EP of the same name through the venerable U.K. indie label Rough Trade in January 2001. That release kicked off a global frenzy leading into the release of Is This It six months later.

Hear the new track and pre-order The Singles – Volume 01, available in digital and vinyl configurations, HERE.

The set features ten unforgettable singles from the band’s first three albums—Is This It (2001), Room on Fire (2003) and First Impressions of Earth (2006)—as well as rare B-sides from the original single releases. All ten singles will be pressed on black 7” vinyl with the artwork from each original release replicated in the package.

Videos for all ten A-sides, including “Hard to Explain,” “Last Nite,” “Reptilia,” “Juicebox” and “Heart in a Cage,” are now available in high definition.

Formed in Manhattan in 1999, The Strokes—singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti—were at the center of a fertile scene of guitar-driven rock bands in New York City at the turn of the 21st century. Their debut EP The Modern Age was lauded worldwide and major label debut Is This It, released later that year, was hailed as the best album of the year by Billboard, NME, Entertainment Weekly, Time and CMJ, making year-end best-of lists in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, USA Today, MOJO and earning the No. 2 spot on the Village Voice’s prestigious Pazz & Jop poll.

The Singles – Volume 01, a first of its kind collection from the band, is a perfect gift for the modern rock enthusiast in your life.


1A: The Modern Age (Rough Trade Version)

1B: Last Nite (Rough Trade Version)

2A: Hard to Explain

2B: New York City Cops

3A: Last Nite

3B: When It Started

4A: Someday

4B: Alone, Together (Home Recording)

4BB: Is This It (Home Recording)

5A: 12:51

5B: The Way It Is (Home Recording)

6A: Reptilia

6B: Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men

7A: The End Has No End

7B: Clampdown (Live at Alexandra Palace)

8A: Juicebox

8B: Hawaii

9A: Heart in a Cage

9B: I’ll Try Anything Once (“You Only Live Once” Demo)

10A: You Only Live Once

10B: Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Material from singles #1-4 released on Is This It (2001)

Material from singles #5-7 released on Room on Fire (2003)

Material from singles #8-10 released on First Impressions of Earth (2006)