Has the breakup of the White Stripes left you jonesing for some new simple, monosyllabic early-aughts post-garage rock? If so, never fear: The Strokes are hear to pat your hand and whisper soothing secrets in your ear.
For the next hour or so, the biggest secret is what the lead single from their new album, Angles, is going to sound like: they'll be hosting a stream and a download on their website
for 48 hours, but instead of making it available to our insta-gratified
ears they've opted to build buzz with a somewhat overblown countdown
clock. Will the gambit work? Well, you're reading about it, aren't you?
Maybe you're listening to the song as you read this! Maybe the countdown
clock is gone! Did it ever really exist? Is On Kawara still alive?