The Strokes rang in the new year with some big news: a new album is coming.
During their New Year’s Eve show in Brooklyn, frontman Julian Casablancas confirmed that a new full-length album will arrive this year. The band then offered a taste of what’s to come with the new song “Ode to the Mets.”
“Yeah, we’ve got a new album coming out soon! 2020, here we come,” Casablancas told the crowd. “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 honor to share the stage and this night with you guys.”
Later during the show, The Strokes played “The Adults Are Talking,” which they released last year.
Watch the announcement and new song below.
The Strokes have already booked several festival performances this year, including Atlanta’s Shaky Knees, Mexico’s Tecate Pa’l Norte, and Lollapalooza’s trio of South American festivals. Check out their dates here.