The Strokes ‘The Singles – Volume 01’ Box Set Available Now!
10 7” Singles Collection Includes Hits, Fan Favorites and Rarities
Today, The Strokes will release The Singles – Volume 01, a box set that features the group’s electrifying early singles, via RCA Records/Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.
The Singles – Volume 01, available now in digital and vinyl configurations, HERE.
The collection includes 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 their 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.
The Strokes continue their world tour this spring and summer with dates including headline sets at Fuji Rock, Rock En Seine, All Points East and more plus stadium shows with Red Hot Chili Peppers. Tour dates are below.
THE STROKES – THE SINGLES – VOLUME 01 TRACK LIST
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
4B: Alone, Together (Home Recording)
4BB: Is This It (Home Recording)
5B: The Way It Is (Home Recording)
6B: Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men
7A: The End Has No End
7B: Clampdown (Live at Alexandra Palace)
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)
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)
The Strokes Tour Dates:
4/6/23 Fargo, ND Fargodome*
4/8/23 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium*
4/14/23 Syracuse, NY JMA Wireless Dome*
5/13/23 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court Block Party
5/14/23 Phoenix, AZ State Farm Stadium*
5/17/23 San Antonio, TX Alamodome*
5/25/23 Houston, TX Minute Maid Park*
7/21-23 Jakarta, Indonesia We The Fest
7/21-23 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Good Vibes
7/28/23 Nigata, Japan Fuji Rock Festival
8/25/23 London, UK All Points East
8/27/23 Paris, France Rock en Seine
9/1/23 Mijas (Malaga), Spain Cala Mijas 2023
*Denotes dates with Red Hot Chili Peppers