Sunday, May 2, 2010
Trying to emulate their idols such as The Velvet Underground, and The Doors, The Strokes released their lo-fi debut album, Is This It in the summer of 2001. The result wasn't a crappy cover band trying to remake classics, it was a new genre of sorts, a alternative rock, that was short and semi-distorted. Between it's release nine yeas ago, and now, 3.5 million copies have been sold worldwide of this modern classic, which received reviews naming it one of the best of all time. After frontman Julian Casblancas solo album and tour, The Strokes went back to work together, and have an album and tour planned this summer after they headline Lollapalooza.