The Strokes: The First Ten Years | Cody Smyth, Claude Franques & Mick Rock
The Strokes, when they landed at the start of the new millennium, were the coolest band on the planet. Yeah, we'd seen it's like before, that New Wave sharpness combined with that NYC swagger, but it felt new, rebuilt, and, well, dead handsome with it.
This new book from the always excellent, Los Angeles-based Rare Bird, captures the band at their sculpted cheekbone, leather-jacketed prime - taking us from their student days at Dwight School in Manhattan to world domination. In that time a lot happened to Julian, Albert, Nick, Nikolai and Fab, and Cody Smyth was there to capture it all with his lens. Featuring hundreds of colour and black and white images of the band in public and in private, this is a truly personal and candid take on one of the biggest bands of the 2000s.