The London band have just released one of their most ambitious songs to date. The song demands attention--big time-- and combines an energetic piano loop with house beats. It's a far stride from their morose debut I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose, however the band still retains their star gazing sensibilities.
here is an mp3 from May 19, 2004 of The Strokes covering Guided By Voices' "A Salty Salute". At the end of it, he wishes some of his friends (including Nick's then girlfriend and current wife Amanda De Cadenet) but the very best bit is at the very end, when Julian introduced "Hard to Explain" by revealing that he's getting married