The Strokes play new song ‘Ode To The Mets’ and promise new album for 2020

From the NME.

The Strokes have confirmed that they will be releasing their first full-length album since 2013’s ‘Comedown Machine’ sometime this year, as well as debuting new song ‘Ode To The Mets’

The band shared the news during a special New Year’s Eve gig last night (December 31) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, with special guests Mac Demarco and Hinds.

After asking the 19,000 strong crowd if they’d like to hear a new song, frontman Julian Casablancas then revealed: “Yeah, we have a new album coming out soon.”

Continuing, he added that the band’s sixth album would arrive sometime this year. “Surprise. 2020 here we come,” he said. “We took the 2010’s – whatever the fuck they’re called – we took ’em off but now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back.”

The news comes after months of speculation that The Strokes were finishing up their long-awaited new album. In September, lead guitarist Nick Valensi teased that it had been completed. Last summer, the band also debuted another new song ‘The Adults Are Talking‘.

The New York indie outfit’s last album ‘Comedown Machine‘ was released back in 2013, which was followed by the 2016 ‘Future Present Past’ EP.

Elsewhere during last night’s show, The Strokes played a new song titled ‘Ode to the Mets’, which Casablancas previously teased in the Morgan Neville and Rick Rubin music documentary Shangri-La.

Continue reading on the NME website.

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