I randomly came across this blog written by Tom Gates (manager) about the rise and fall of The Format. Really well written, and a great read for any format (or fun.) fan. Or really, anyone to be honest. Or maybe that’s just because I’m a total industry geek…
We’ve waited 5 long years for another Strokes album and now the date is set: Bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed a recent unofficial report that their fourth LP will arrive in the U.S. on March 22 via RCA. Here’s a screenshot from his Facebook page, where he responded to a fan inquiring about the 3/22 drop date and single set for February:
“Death is all about falling apart. You have to fall apart so that you can rebuild yourself. My Dad died, and I am not the same person anymore. I will never be that person again, but I have learned from his death.”—Allison DuBois, “Don’t Kiss Them Goodbye”
a story like this really puts life into perspective. so beautiful. i’ve never been a jets fan, but what a great guy sanchez is. especially since all of the press came out after the boy passed away - it wasn’t done for the publicity.
*warning, reading this article may bring a tear to your eye. (brought many to mine)