VHS or Better: Watch the Strokes go vintage in new video for ‘Threat Of Joy’


Last month the Strokes delivered a summer treat in new EP Future Present Past. The record’s first single, “Oblivious”, was a frantic bit of mid-2000s guitar-rock, and we all liked it well enough. Now comes a new track, “Threat Of Joy”, and it’s got a nice, breezy vibe perfect for the oncoming July 4 holiday.

Yesterday, the Strokes released a video for the track, the band’s first in five years. The “Threat Of Joy” clip was directed by long-term collaborator Warren Fu, and you can watch it below. It’s making us nostalgic for the blurry color glitches of the VHS era.

On the live front, don’t expect too much from the NYC gents. Their only appearance this summer will be at Australian music festival Splendour In The Grass on July 24.