And just like that, the Strokes new studio album has a name and a release date.
On Tuesday (Feb. 11), the New York-founded band confirmed the title and fast-approaching release date for their sixth studio effort. Titled The New Abnormal, the forthcoming release is due out April 10. Pre-save and pre-order options are currently available on the band’s website.
In true Strokes fashion, their email to fans was straight to the point, revealing all the good news and signing off with “Thanks for your patience. We were just waiting for the right moment to tell you. Good talk.”
To coincide with the new album announcement, the band also released the record’s first single, “At the Door.” Watch the almost six-minute music video for the new song above.
The New Abnormal is the much-anticipated follow-up to 2017’s Comedown Machine.
Last month, the group announced plans to embark on a short North American outing for March. The gigs include the Rogers Arena in Vancouver on March 5, the WaMu Theatre in Seattle on March 9, and the Forum in Los Angeles on March 14.
Before announcing the three solo shows, the group had been confirmed for several music festivals, including III Points in Miami, Shaky Knees in Atlanta, Primavera Sound in Spain, Corona Capital in Mexico, and more. The Strokes upcoming tour itinerary can be found here.
Last night, the group headed over to Durham, New Hampshire, for a Bernie Sanders rally. According to several media outlets, they performed an 11-song set, which included “Bad Decisions” from the new album as well as “New York City Cops” (surrounded by real uniformed cops), and a cover of the Talking Heads’ “Burning Down the House.” The full rally can be seen here.