The Strokes are an American rock
band from New York City, New York, United States, formed in 1998. The band rose to fame in the early 2000s as a leading group in garage rock
. The band consists of Julian Casablancas
(lead vocals), Nick Valensi
(lead guitar), Albert Hammond, Jr.
(rhythm guitar), Nikolai Fraiture
(bass guitar) and Fabrizio Moretti
(drums and percussion).
Upon the release of their debut album, Is This It
, in 2001, the group was met with much critical acclaim, being hailed by some as the "saviors of rock and roll.