Strokes man, Santogold and N.E.R.D. record Converse ad


The Strokes' frontman Julian Casablancas, Santogold, Pharrell Williams and the rest of N.E.R.D. have joined forces to record a track for footwear brand Converse. The song called My Drive Thru will be released tomorrow (10 June) as a free download in conjunction with Converse's 100th birthday celebrations.

Converse shoes, especially the Chuck Taylor All-Star, has always been synonymous with rock 'n' roll - from The Ramones to the aforementioned Strokes. We're not saying this fact excuses corporate sell-out, but it might make it a bit easier to swallow for the cynics among us.

You can hear My Drive Thru on Stereogum now, or download it from tomorrow. Surprisingly, the collaborators don't seem to have named themselves yet, how about: S.A.N.T.ablanca…

By Tom Porter

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).