A band comprised of spoiled children of talent agents and other rich NYC businessmen. At different moments they rip off The Velvet Underground and Television, and are perpetually drunk/coked up.
Contrary to popular belief, they are not 'indie,' they are on RCA which is about as independent as Burger King.
A hit with any white bread suburban kid who wants to develop an edgy persona.
e.g. I was listening to the Strokes in my H2 on the way to Nordstrom's to pick up my CGBG shirt. I feel very rock and roll now.