- 17 Aug 23
Originally a collaboration with Regina Spektor, ‘Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men’ is a Strokes deep cut, the band having only performed it one other time since it was released in 2004.
Indie artist Weyes Blood joined indie rock pioneers The Strokes onstage in Colorado last night. The two acts did a joint performance of the Strokes' song ‘Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men’, only the second time the song has been performed in 20 years.
The performance took place at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre and came after The Strokes completed a string of shows in Asia. As an accomplished indie artist in her own right, Weyes Blood opened for the band before coming back out on stage during the main act for the song.
She shared her excitement over the moment on social media, posting a series of photos and videos from the night on Instagram. She captioned the post, "Red Rocks with @thestrokes - sang my heart out for Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men ye gads what a wild trip 🍄🍄🤞🏼🍄🍄 thanks for having me."
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'Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men' was released alongside The Strokes' 2003 ‘Reptilia’ single as a B-side and was a collaboration with the American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor. The only time The Strokes have ever played it live since its release was in 2019 with Mac DeMarco at a New Year's Eve show.
Weyes Blood released her fifth studio album in 2020, And In The Darkness, Hearts Aglow, to massive acclaim. This show was the only one in which she opened for The Strokes, but this week she embarks on a US tour opening for Beck and Phoenix on their Summer Odessey tour.
You can watch a video of the joint performance below!