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[News] The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr. Releasing New EP in September

The Strokes' guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. made an appearance on Har Mar Superstar's "Nocturnal Emotions" podcast this week, revealing some exciting news. While the show typically "features long conversations with musicians, actors, artists, and other people of interest focusing on embarrassing moments in their lives and careers," Hammond Jr. took the opportunity to announce a new EP. While it's yet to be titled, the EP will include five tracks and is set to release in September through bandmate Julian Casablancas' label Cult Records.

That's all the info we've got so far, but I for one am really looking forward to this. Hammond Jr.'s solo work has always been good, but he hasn't released anything since 2008's ¿Cómo te Llama?—below you can check out "GfC," my favorite track from that LP.

[Listen] Stream The Strokes' Record Store Day B-side, "Fast Animals"

The Strokes will be giving their Comedown Machine lead single "All The Time" a 7" physical release for this year's Record Store Day, which takes place on April 20th. Serving as a b-side to the release will be an upbeat number titled "Fast Animals". The b-side is actually a faster-paced, alternate recording of the track "Slow Animals", one of the eleven songs included on the band's fifth LP. Check it out below.

Comedown Machine is out tomorrow through RCA Records.

[Album Stream] The Strokes - 'Comedown Machine'

One week ahead of its official release, The Strokes fifth album Comedown Machine is streaming in full over at Pitchfork Advance. Unlike the storied troubles of recording Angles, the band's latest LP was a much smoother process. Hell, frontman Julian Casablancas joining the rest of the band in-studio was a big step forward.

Stream Comedown Machine here, and check back on March 26th for it to officially drop. You can pre-order the album here.

[Listen] Azealia Banks Covers The Strokes' "Barely Legal"

Azealia Banks shows her love for The Strokes' 2001 debut Is This It with a lush cover of "Barely Legal". Premiering a few days ago on New Zealand radio station George FM, the cover features production from Lindbergh Palace, who replaces the traditional guitars and drums with pulsating basslines and spacey synthesizers. Banks' vocals are the clear highlight though, with the Harlem rapper charismatically testing her talents with Julian Casablancas' lyrics. Stream the cover below.

[Listen] The Strokes - "All The Time"

This past weekend, The Strokes teased fans with a 30 second preview of "All The Time", the lead single from their upcoming album Comedown Machine. That changed earlier today when they let loose the full three-minute track. It's classic Is This It/Room On Fire-era Strokes, with an upbeat, grungy sound and no falsetto from Mr. Casablancas (if you haven't yet heard "One Way Trigger", check it out here). Stream "All The Time" below.

The Strokes' fifth album, Comedown Machine, is out on March 26th.

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[News] The Strokes Announce New Album 'Comedown Machine', Set to Release on March 26th

The Strokes announce that their fifth studio album will be titled Comedown Machine, with a release date set for March 26th. Pre-orders for the album started today, so head here to ensure yourself a copy.

Our first taste of the album came in the form of "One Way Trigger", a falsetto-heavy track with a synth line reminiscent of A-Ha's "Take On Me". Another song, titled "All The Time", will be released on February 19th and will serve as the lead single for Comedown Machine. Stream "One Way Trigger" below, and farther down you can check out the band's b-movie-inspired lyric poster for the song.

[Listen] The Strokes - "One Way Trigger"

The Strokes came out of left field yesterday with a brand new track from their yet-to-be-titled fifth studio album, a quick-paced cut titled "One Way Trigger". Right off the bat, you'll be surprised by the unexpected falsetto, which does in fact belong to Julian Casablancas. Broadening his vocal chops, the singer lets his voice loose alongside the usual accompaniment of instrumentation, as well as a synth line reminiscent of A-ha's "Take On Me" (the song is ridiculously catchy, so that's not bashing The Strokes in any way).

While we were expecting to hear the lead single "All the Time" first (it should surface soon), "One Way Trigger" proves to be a great first listen from the band's upcoming LP. Stream and download the track below.

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