Synopsis by Mark Deming
Coming seemingly out of nowhere in 2000, the Strokes were a savvy garage band from New York City, who were embraced by a handful of British music writers, thanks to the rough but energetic sound of their debut single. A year later, the Strokes were one of the most talked-about bands on both sides of the Atlantic, and their album Is This It? was topping critics' Ten Best lists. The Strokes: New York Stories is an unauthorized account of how the band came together and how they found success on their own terms. Please note that this release was produced without the participation of the Strokes or their record company and features no music or performances from the group.
band [music group], career-retrospective, indie-rock, rise-to-fame, rock-music, unauthorized-biography