THE STROKES have released their first new album in seven years, The New Abnormal, out now via Cult Records / Columbia.
The New Abnormal is The Strokes’ sixth studio album and was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu and produced by Rick Rubin.
The album’s cover artwork is a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money.
The Strokes debuted the first new song and Mike Burakoff-directed video, At The Door, during their performance at Senator Bernie Sanders’ University of New Hampshire rally in February, with second song, Bad Decisions, following shortly thereafter.
The New Abnormal tracklisting:
The Adults Are Talking
Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
At The Door
Why Are Sundays So Depressing
Not The Same Anymore
Ode To The Mets
The Strokes rang in the new year with a massive hometown show at New York’s Barclay’s Centre, and hit the UK in February for a very special night at London’s Roundhouse that fired up the already tremendous excitement for their return.
THE NEW ABNORMAL – REVIEWS
“Their second masterpiece.” ✮✮✮✮✮ – THE TIMES
✮✮✮✮ – THE GUARDIAN
“Up there with their best work while sounding boldly different from it.” ✮✮✮✮ – EVENING STANDARD
“Quite stunning.” ✮✮✮✮ – NME
“Should become an instant classic.” ✮✮✮✮ – CLASH
✮✮✮✮ – MOJO
✮✮✮✮ – CLASSIC ROCK
✮✮✮✮ – GIGWISE
The Strokes are singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti.