The Strokes rang in 2020 by performing at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, where they confirms that their next album will be released in 2020. Additionally, they delivered the live debut of a new track.
“Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come,” frontman Julian Casablancas explained, according to Stereogum. “The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ’em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back. If you really love someone, you’ll be frozen with them. You know what? I don’t know what I say generally, and I ramble a lot, but I love you guys, and it’s a real honor to share the stage and this night with you guys.”
The forthcoming album marks their first new effort since 2016’s Future Present Past EP. The band previewed the record by playing a new song during the concert, which is called “Ode To The Mets.”
Listen to “Ode To The Mets” and check out the album announcement below.