The Strokes need no introduction but you might remember me mentioning that they've recently recorded a Marvin Gaye cover for the b-side of next single You Only Live Once (here). Well, it's leaked now. Sounds a bit odd really and features Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and the ginger ninja of QOTSA Josh Homme. Vedder shares vocals with Julian Casablancas while Homme provides some extra percussive support.
The Strokes - Mercy, Mercy, Me
Preorder You Only Live Once at HMV.
The Strokes are also performing at London's Natural History Museum on July 6th, as part of T-Mobile's Street Gigs. Similar to the flash mob/guerrila gig movement, previous events have included The Rakes in a kebab shop and The Streets at a lighthouse. There's less than a day to register for tickets, so sign up speedily here.