The first single from “Angles,” The Strokes fourth studio-album and the band’s first recorded material since 2006, is out now.
The Strokes are New York rock royalty. This may be surprising to those that can’t recall their run in the early 2000s as the band haven’t put out any material of much worth, individually or collectively, since “Is This It” and “Room on Fire.”
But the fact that they remain the present kings of New York rock and roll in many peoples’ eyes speaks to the weight of those first albums, particularly “Is This It” — a debut which was truly monumental not only for its sound but for its influence in bringing back guitar rock and paving the way for the hundreds of garage bands to follow (i.e. Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, etc.)
“Under Cover of Darkness” is the band’s first single off the new album, which has been described by bassist Nikolai Fraiture as a “return to basics,” suggesting that the songs will sound similar to those on the group’s lauded debut. Rolling Stone has already declared that “Angles is the best album The Strokes have made since “Is This It.”
Judge for yourself—hear the brand new track right now below. Download at thestrokes.com.