After a five-year-long hiatus, The Strokes are back. But, after watching this video, it seems that they re-emerged with less of a bang and more of a whimper. The shots are, for the most part, repetitive, there’s no action to speak of, and even less of a story to be found.
To be fair, there are some excellent aspects to it, as well: particularly milieu, costumes, and the fact that lead singer, Julian Casablancas, is singing away from, and seemingly detached from his band, all give it an eerie, yet cool feeling.
But, he is the son of the man who founded Elite Model Management. Would it have killed him to include any of Elite’s talent?