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OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Hard rock
  • stoner rock
  • industrial rock
  • power pop
  • pop rock
  • garage rock
  • desert rock
  • new wave[1]
Years active2013 (2013)[2]–present
Associated acts
  • The Strokes
  • Guards
  • The Willowz
  • The Rondelles
  • Josh Homme
  • Jon Theodore
  • Ralph Alexander
  • Richie Follin
  • Jon Safley
  • Nick Valensi
  • Darian Zahedi

CRX is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 2013, consisting of Nick Valensi (lead vocals, guitar), Ralph Alexander (drums), Richie Follin (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Jon Safley (bass) and Darian Zahedi (guitar, backing vocals).[3] The band released their debut album, New Skin, on October 28, 2016.[4] The album's first single, "Ways to Fake It", was released on September 7[5] through Vevo and Spotify. Valensi has described the band's sound as a mix of power pop and heavy metal, and has named The Cars, Cheap Trick and Elvis Costello as influences.[2]


  • 1 Discography
    • 1.1 Albums
    • 1.2 Singles
  • 2 References
  • 3 External links


  • New Skin (2016)


  • "Ways to Fake It" (2016)


  1. ^ "Nick Valensi of CRX and The Strokes interview with Miles the DJ". YouTube. Retrieved 14 November 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Doyle, Patrick. "Nick Valensi on New Side Project, State of the Strokes". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  3. ^ Strauss, Matthew. "The Strokes' Nick Valensi Announces Debut CRX Album Produced by Josh Homme". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Rettig, James. "Nick Valensi's CRX Detail Debut Album Produced By Josh Homme". Stereogum. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Pearce, Sheldon. "The Strokes' Nick Valensi Shares New CRX Track "Ways to Fake It". Pitchfork. Retrieved September 8, 2016. 

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