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A Strokes box set is coming on February 24

Yes, The Strokes have been around for a quarter-century, so it’s no real surprise that their people have started mining the vaults for archival material suitable for box sets.

Come February 24, Rough Trade, their original English label, will issue volume one of a box set filled with 10 x 7″ singles. Here’s what to expect. Learn more and listen here.


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 Alexandra 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)

Material from singles #1-4 released on Is This It (2001)
Material from singles #5-7 released on Room on Fire (2003)
Material from singles #8-10 released on First Impressions of Earth (2006)

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