They were quiet for a few months but no, Julian Casablancas and his boys weren’t resting on their laurels, and now they have the third video from “Angles” (RCA, 2011) ready, for the track “Taken For A Fool”. Despite the song being one of the highlights of the album, the video could have been a lot better. Julian Casablancas is sporting a T-shirt with the American flag on it and he has taken off his normally inseparable sunglasses, which is a bit weird. But the confusion grows when the singer is multiplied over a somewhat dodgy background of colours. It’s not really a good video, to be honest. Let’s forget it ever happened and enjoy the New Yorkers’ gig at FIB this Friday. We’ll let you know how The Strokes handle the heat of the Spanish east coast.
The Strokes will be appearing at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim 2011. You can get your tickets here.