The Strokes’ Nick Valensi New Band Makes Its Debut With ‘New Skin’

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On October 28, Columbia Records will release “New Skin,” the debut album from the new Los Angeles-based band CRX, which is fronted by Nick Valensi, guitarist for The Strokes. The new release was produced by Queens of the Stone Age’s Joshua Homme, who recently produced Iggy Pop’s “Post Pop Depression,” and mixed by Andrew Scheps (Johnny Cash, Green Day, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Adele).
CRX will preview songs from the new album at a special headline show at the historic Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on Saturday, September 17. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 2, at1:00 PM PDT here. The band will also headline Schubas in Chicago on September 19 and supportBeck on several upcoming dates. See below for itinerary or visit http://www.crxmusic.com for further details.
The band, which has only played a handful of shows thus far, has been praised by Stereogum for its”muscular and melodic form of garage-rock.” CRX is: Richie James Follin (Guards and Willowz -keyboards), Ralph Alexander (drums), Jon Safley (bass), Nick Valensi (lead vocals, guitar) and Darian Zahedi (guitar).
CRX – Upcoming Tour Dates
9/17 – West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour (headline show)
9/19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas (headline show)
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live (supporting Beck)
9/22 – Bloomington, IN @ IU Pavilion (supporting Beck)
9/23 – St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House (supporting Beck)

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.