The Strokes Announce New Album, Debut New Song at NYE Show

The Strokes Announce New Album, Debut New Song at NYE Show

After playing only 30 shows throughout the 2010s, The Strokes lit up the new decade by debuting a new song, “Ode to the Mets,” at a New Year’s Eve show in Brooklyn and announcing a new album.

Vocalist Julian Casablancas made the announcement after fans chanted for a song to be played from 2011s Angles album, choosing not to play any material from the last decade.

“What about a new song?” the singer asked in a video shared to YouTube. “Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! Surprise! 2020, here we come. The 2010s, whatever the f*** they’re called, we took ‘em off. And now we’ve been unfrozen and we’re back.”

A new album, the sixth for the band, would be their first since 2013’s Comedown Machine.

WATCH the announcement and performance of the new song below:

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