The Strokes Confirm New Album in 2020, Debut New Song

They also performed a 'Room on Fire' rarity with Mac DeMarco

BY Josiah HughesPublished Jan 1, 2020

Last nite, the Strokes rang in the new year in New York. Performing a headlining set at Barclays Center, they also confirmed that their long-awaited new album will indeed arrive this year.

As Stereogum reports, a group of fans reportedly asked the band to play something off of their 2011 effort Angles, to which frontman Julian Casablancas replied, "I don't remember Angles. What's Angles?"

He then confirmed that the band's next LP will arrive soon.

"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. 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 honour to share the stage and this night with you guys."

The band then debuted a new song called "Ode to the Mets," which follows another new song called "The Adults Are Talking" that they debuted live last year.

During the set, they also performed their Room on Fire track "Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men" with Mac DeMarco, who had opened the show.

Watch footage of both "Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men" and "Ode to the Mets" below.


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