The Strokes announces first ‘Singles’ vinyl box set

The Singles – Volume 01 available Feb 24th

The Strokes are set to release its first-ever singles box set, The Singles – Volume 01, on February 24th via RCA Records/Legacy Recordings. The set features 10 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 10 singles will be pressed on black 7-inch vinyl, with the artwork from each original release replicated in the package.

Videos for all 10 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, released by the venerable indie label Rough Trade, sparked a worldwide frenzy; major label debut Is This It, released later that year, was hailed as the best album of the year by a variety of publications.

10 7-inch

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 Alexandria 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)

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