Listen to The Strokes’ ‘The Modern Age’ from For All Mankind, S4 Ep 2 opening scenes

The latest episode of the Apple TV+ sci-fi drama For All Mankind is out, with the alternate history drama continuing to include cool music on each episode’s soundtrack.

Songs like the American rock band The Strokes’ ‘The Modern Age‘, which was played on For All Mankind, Season 4, Episode 2, “Have a Nice Sol” during the opening scenes as the new guys arrive at the Martian Base, Happy Valley.

The song ends playing as the guys walk into the base.

When was The Strokes’ ‘The Modern Age’ released?

The Modern Age‘ is the title track of the indie rock band’s debut EP, which came out in January, 2001 on the Beggars Banquet and Rough Trade record labels.

The EP only featured three tracks, but grabbed the attention of the music world to such an extent, record labels ended up in a bidding war in an effort to get The Strokes to sign an exclusive contract with them.

After the band had signed with RCA, the song was then re-recorded a few months later for the band’s debut studio album Is This It, which came out the following July.

Almost immediately, the garage rock album became a big hit with music critics earning almost universal praise, and with some critics commenting Is This It was one of the best full-length rock releases they had heard in a long time.

It charted in 14 countries, including the UK and the U.S., and was ultimately placed on the Best Albums of 2001 lists of many critics, including Time magazine, NME, Rolling Stone, Mojo and The New York Times.

Is This It sold so many units, it was certified Gold in Japan and New Zealand, Platinum in Canada, Denmark, Sweden and the United States, and double Platinum in the UK and Australia.

Listen to The Strokes’ ‘The Modern Age‘ from the opening of this week’s For All Mankind episode on the official music video for the song, and via their Is This It album on Spotify.

The new season of the hit drama For All Mankind is now streaming on Apple TV+.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.