But when both released new singles within a week of each other, it hit us: We’re in the midst of a Battle of the 2000s Bands. Now don’t get us wrong; both are still relevant and are true music icons in our book. But it’s hard to argue that there were many groups from the aughts who were more influential in the indie world than these two. More than 10 years later, where do they stand?
We’re going to let you figure that one out.
First, give Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ lead single off of their April 16 album, “Sacrilege,” a listen. Not to give too much away, but there’s a gospel choir in there.
OK, now tune in to The Strokes’ second song off their upcoming album (out March 26), “All The Time.”
Having heard both, which are you more excited for? Ready for the return of Karen O? Dying to spend hours listening to Julian Casablancas? Sound off in the comments and let us know! –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS