The Strokes Eyeing Live Album
The Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter sent to members of its Alone, Together fan organization. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at LThe Strokes are eyeing a fall release for their first live album, according to a newsletter sent to members of its Alone, Together fan organization. The show was taped by the BBC in December 2003 at London's Alexandria Palace while the New York rock act was touring in support of its sophomore RCA album, "Room on Fire."
The set list featured a blend of tracks from that album, including the singles "Reptilia" and "12:51," and the group's 2001 debut "Is This It," such as "Hard To Explain," "The Modern Age" and "Take It or Leave It."
As previously reported, the Strokes have built a recording studio in their rehearsal space to allow new material to evolve over the course of many months. A new album isn't expected until spring 2005 at the earliest, manager Ryan Gentles told Billboard last month.
The group is considering reviving a long-in-the-works plan to hold a show on a riverboat, which would be filmed for a number of potential uses. For now, the lone show on its schedule is Aug. 14 at Little Steven's International Underground Garage Festival at New York's Randall's Island.
The Strokes recently completed shooting a video for the "Room on Fire" single "The End Has No End," with director Sophie Muller (Pink, Coldplay).