10th anniversary of The Strokes' 'Is This It' marked with covers album

Peter Bjorn And John, Austra and Owen Pallett feature on 'Stroked…'

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The likes of Peter, Bjorn and John, Owen Pallett and Austra have contributed tracks to a covers album celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Strokes' 'Is This It'.

'Stroked: A Tribute To Is This It' has been made available as a free download by Stereogum to mark the decade since the LP was first released. Although it was put out in the UK on August 27, 2001 and October of that year in the US, the album first hit shelves in Australia on July 30, 2001.

Real Estate, Computer Magic, Chelsea Wolfe, Frankie Rose, Wise Blood, The Morning Benders, Heems and Deradoorian are among the other bands on the compilation.

Speaking about why he got involved in the album, sometime Arcade Fire member Pallett commented:

The thing that blew my mind first hearing The Strokes was that they were the closest I had heard rock come to classical. Their music is extraordinarily orderly and composed.



The full tracklisting of 'Stroked…' is:

Peter Bjorn And John - 'Is This It'
Chelsea Wolfe - 'The Modern Age'
Frankie Rose - 'Soma'
Real Estate - 'Barely Legal'
Wise Blood - 'Someday'
Austra - 'Alone, Together'
The Morning Benders - 'Last Night'
Owen Pallett - 'Hard To Explain'
Heems - 'New York City Cops'
Deradoorian - 'Trying Your Luck'
Computer Magic - 'Take It Or Leave It'


Meanwhile, The Strokes recently headed back into the studio to start work on the follow-up to their fourth album 'Angles', which was released earlier this year.

Bassist Nikolai Fraiture has spoken exclusively to NME about the sessions - click below to watch the clip.

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