In a certain sense a lot of the music that influences us is pop music. So I always admire people who write good catchy pop songs and I think The Strokes are a great example of that. I think a lot of bands copied them in bad ways and made worse versions of it. But yeah, The Strokes… It’s almost incredible how good a mind they have for writing pop songs. -Ezra Koenig, 2008
"Stephen King attended a screening of Pan’s Labyrinth and sat next to director Guillermo Del Toro. During the infamous Pale Man chase scene, King squirmed in his seat which Del Toro described as “the best experience ever”.