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Morning click: The Strokes want to be as popular as Creed; Lady Antebellum sells a lot of records

The StrokesThe Strokes are regrouping for a fourth album.

- Early '00s rock saviors the Strokes are looking to become early '10s rock mega-stars. Four years after the group's third album "First Impressions of Earth" was met with a collective shrug from the masses, the New York boys have entered a hometown studio to work on album number four. As for the motivation behind the record, frontman Julian Casablancas told SPIN: "We got to the top of the underground, but we never got as big as Green Day or Creed or any of the bands we were supposed to be replacing in 2001. So, in my mind, there's still a step to take. I hope we can do it." OK, then.

- Country trio Lady Antebellum made the expected leap to the top of the Billboard chart as the band's album "Need You Now" raced to No. 1 with first week sales of 481,000. It's the biggest first-week sales number since Susan Boyle in November and the best debut number for a country album since Taylor Swift's "Fearless" in Nov. 2008.

- When Pitchfork announces the initial lineup for its annual summer festival today don't be surprised if Pavement is the headliner. Relix has the first major interview with the band since it announced its reunion and a not-insignificant amount of time is spent comparing the band to Boise State's college football team.

By David Malitz  |  February 4, 2010; 8:45 AM ET
Categories:  Morning click  | Tags: Lady Antebellum, Pavement, The Strokes  
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