CRX PERFORMS “SLOW DOWN” ON GOOD MORNING AMERICA TOMORROW, JANUARY 19
FRONTMAN NICK VALENSI SITS IN WITH THE ROOTS ON THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON TONIGHT
Photo Credit: Magdalena Wosinska
CRX—the new band fronted by Nick Valensi, guitarist for The Strokes—will visit Good Morning America tomorrow morning, January 19, for the television debut performance of their song “Slow Down.” The track is featured on the band’s Josh Homme-produced debut album New Skin, available everywhere now via Columbia Records:http://smarturl.it/NewSkin.
Tonight, Valensi sits in with The Roots on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where he’ll perform a selection of songs from both CRX and The Strokes throughout the broadcast. This week’s appearances follow the band’s performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden (“Broken Bones”) and Jimmy Kimmel Live! (“Ways To Fake It”) this past fall.
CRX is: Nick Valensi (lead vocals and guitar), Richie James Follin (of Guards and Willowz - keyboards), Ralph Alexander (of The Dose - drums), Jon Safley (of People On People - bass) and Darian Zahedi (of People On People - guitar).
Praise for New Skin
Valensi more than proves himself on an album that at times suggests a harder-hitting version of his main band's bright concision – power pop with a bracing metal edge, or an all-night rager in Elvis Costello's ‘Imperial Bedroom.’ –Rolling Stone
Mr. Valensi’s new pursuit looks to slick ’80s New Wave and power-pop bands like the Cars and Cheap Trick, with catchy, fist-pumping results. –The New York Times
Valensi clings to the crisp tick-tock guitars he favors in his day job. But CRX juices those tidy riffs with ’80s-style synths that give tunes like “Anything” and “Ways to Fake It” a serious Cars vibe. –Los Angeles Times
You can immediately tell what Valensi’s aims for the record were. This isn’t stadium rock with an eye on the lighters-in-the-air crowd. It’s dirty, sludgy rock’n’roll, that sounds best when rambling around a dive bar. It’s heavier and harder than The Strokes, but his guitar lines have that familiar complexity and finesse. –NME
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