Stroke Single Collection Box Set: Where to Buy Online2 min read
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The best of The Strokes, from their earliest hits to rare fan favorites, come together in a new box set, out today. “The Singles — Volume” 01 is now available in digital and vinyl configurations.
The collection contains ten singles from their first three albums “Is This It” (2001), “Room on Fire” (2003) and “First Impressions of Earth” (2006), in addition to rare B-sides from original single releases. Not only is the packaging pressing all ten singles on 7-inch vinyl with artwork from the original release, but the collector’s set also includes HD versions of the original music videos for ten A-sides, including “Hard To Explain,” “Last Night,” “Reptilia,” “Juicebox.” ” and “Heart in a Cage.”
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It’s an eclectic mix of songs that won’t be wasted on any true Strokes fans, who will appreciate the B-side oddballs — like their funk collaboration with Josh Homme and Eddie Vedder on “Mercy Mercy Me” — as much as their chart-topping hits and other surprises. Additions include a feedback heavy cover of The Clash’s “Clampdown” from 2003, the lost classic “Modem Girls and Old Fashioned Men” and a unique rendition of “You Only Live Ones” that charted from the “Taxi”-themed keyboard demo.
The release comes in the midst of the band’s highly anticipated Word Tour, which will see them continue this spring and summer with headline sets at Fuji Rock, Rock ‘n’ Seine, All Points East and more, along with stadium shows with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. See a full list of tour dates here.
Buy “The Singles — Volume 01” below:
Single — Volume 01