The Strokes confirm new album, debut new song on New Year’s Eve

    It will be their first album in seven years.

    Julian Casablancas The Strokes
    Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. Image: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock

    The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has confirmed that the band will release a new album later this year.

    The singer broke the news during a New Year’s Eve performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. “Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come,” he said.

    “The 2010s, whatever the fuck they’re called, we took ’em off,” Casablancas added. “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.”

    During the gig, the band debuted a new song titled “Ode to the Mets.” They also played their 2004 track “Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men” with Mac DeMarco, as well as the unreleased track “The Adults are Talking.”

    The upcoming full-length will be The Strokes’ first 2013’s Comedown Machine. While you wait for the new album to arrive, watch them perform “Ode to the Mets” below: