The Strokes' new album, "Comedown Machine," has a release date - Reverb

The Strokes’ new album, “Comedown Machine,” has a release date

After much speculation over the past few weeks, a name and release date for the Strokes‘ new album have been announced.

The Strokes announced through its website today that a fifth studio album called, “Comedown Machine” will be released on March 26.

Late last week the band released “One Way Trigger,” the first single from the upcoming album. You can listen to the clean, poppy track, with Julian Casablancas singing in an unusually high register below.

After the band’s debut album, “Is This It,” in 2001 the Strokes were hailed as writing some of the “best pop songs ever” and continued this success with the second release. Most critics felt the band fell short on 2006′s “First Impressions of Earth” and the band took an extensive break. In 2011 the Strokes returned with Angles, an album that once again didn’t live up to critics’ expectations.

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