‘Comedown Machine’ will be released on March 25 (in the UK) and March 26 (in the US)

by Eric Van Dril · 336 comments

The Strokes’ fifth album, Comedown Machine, will be released on March 26.

This is the album art…

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So, if you’re not a regular reader of this site, here’s what we know so far.

-One Way Trigger is out.
-All The Time, the band’s first single, debuts on Feb. 12 on Zane Lowe’s BBC program.
-The new record is out in a little less than two months from now.

For a band that went under a rock for five years, I’d say two years between albums four and five is rather exciting and unexpected, no?

{ 336 comments… read them below or add one }

301 mateja February 5, 2013 at 5:46 am

Don’t remember which interview Q magazine published, but I was checking and they rated Angles with 8 and a very postive review. But this guy Niall who is the “Q magazine reviews editor” said Angles was rubbish, so they don’t seem to have a very uniqueness standard..

302 mateja February 5, 2013 at 6:09 am

From NME editor..

Jenny Stevens ‏@jenny_stevens
Strokes album is an emotional rollercoaster. Current mood – sounds half like the new Phoenix album, half like the new Strokes album #strokes

303 mateja February 5, 2013 at 6:17 am

Jimi Famurewa ‏@Jimfam
Not saying this new Strokes album sounds a bit 80s but a beach volleyball montage just broke out in the office.

why they had to choose the shittiest musical decade to be influenced by? I would wish the continued with their 70’s revival or go back to the 60’s, but the 80’s? Anyway, we’ll have to wait…

304 "stroked" February 5, 2013 at 6:52 am

@the modern age – sorry I’m late.
I’m quite sure we get a pre-leak soon.
The Strokes are too popular to hide CM until 22/03 – but let’s see :)

305 the modern age February 5, 2013 at 6:58 am

@”stroked”, Don’t be sorry! :) You’re right about them being so popular right now. They’ve been under the radar for so long (not as long as last time, but you know what I mean) that ppl are dying to hear this new music. I can’t wait. And Feb 12th is next week!

306 "stroked" February 5, 2013 at 7:18 am

I know exactly what you mean – I’m one of them! Can’t wait too! ;)

When CM ist out – the next 37 minutes and 49 seconds will be hard to breath!

307 the modern age February 5, 2013 at 7:26 am

Me too! I’m way too excited here, but whatever :)

308 LillySu February 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

I would say those comments are quite positive. Can’t sit and wait! I’m way to excited! Mateja, big thanx for finding all that! :) I’m almost OWT straight these days. Hardly can listen any other music. You can imagine how I’m longing for that CM!

309 LillySu February 5, 2013 at 9:14 am

I would say those comments are quite positive. Can’t sit and wait! I’m way to excited! Mateja, big thanx for finding all that! :) I’m almost OWT straight these days. Hardly can listen any other music. You can imagine how I’m longing for that CM…

310 LillySu February 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

Sorry, I doubled it, don’t ask me how… :(

311 Mandingo February 5, 2013 at 10:01 am

This HAS to leak soon! Those early/short reviews sound promising! Thanks Majeja for the posts.

312 Ted February 5, 2013 at 10:28 am

@Mateja thx !

I like the comment : “an emotional rollercoaster ” interesting !
and it will leak like any other albums today, I hope not too soon, 1 week before the official release is ok, but before…

313 Mandingo February 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

This one from Fly Magazine- We’re listening to the new Strokes album. It hasn’t even finished and I want to hear it again

So want to hear it soon, at least hear detailed updates from those able to hear it.

314 the modern age February 5, 2013 at 11:00 am

I love so many positive comments over here, it’s making me more excited for this!

@LS, I’m still on OWT too. I love it so much!

315 "stroked" February 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

…I would like to see the official playlist!

TS/JC always choose cool titles for their songs!

316 Andres February 5, 2013 at 11:15 am

more From twitter
“ostii ‏@he_austin
3rd song on the new #strokes album will be a breakfast anthem”

YAY!

317 Brian Wallace February 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

What’s a “breakfast anthem?”

Brian

318 Andres February 5, 2013 at 11:30 am

i have a question, when are we going to listen “all the time” the next february 12 or 13?

319 LillySu February 5, 2013 at 11:33 am

Oh, it’s almost unbearable! Those people are blessed! Their comments are so teasing…

@Brian Wallace
We will wonder about that for a while…

@the modern age
Can’t get enough… :)

320 Guilherme Araujo February 5, 2013 at 11:51 am
321 Mike February 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

@Guilherme Araujo
Not sure if that’s real, singing doesn’t really sound like Julian, but honestly I hope it is. That sounds awesome.

322 Guilherme Araujo February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

@Mike
I know that’s what i thought, it doesn’t sound like Julian… but it’s awesomeeeeeee!!!

323 Maya February 5, 2013 at 12:00 pm

Did you guys see Albert/Nikolai’s tweets to each other? :D
It makes me so freaking happy that they’re all acting like such good bros! I’m sure their friendships never went away, but I love when they come out in the open!

324 Tommy Pickles February 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm

@guilherme araujo, I think that’s fake.

325 Acombs1793 February 5, 2013 at 12:03 pm

@guilherme
Lol

326 Acombs1793 February 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Well since we’re posting songs that sounds like the strokes could you guys give my bands song a listen. I’m the only person in the band. And you can pretend its a strokes demo if you want haha

http://youtu.be/Ty4LOdkG8g8

327 the modern age February 5, 2013 at 12:18 pm

@Maya, Cute!!

328 Bobby February 5, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I don’t know if I like the sound of the new album from NME. Then again, it’s NME. I just hope One Way Trigger is one of the weaker songs on the album.

329 Bilbo February 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

@Mateja where do you find all of these short reviews? (links) but by the sound of them, it looks like comedown machine will be gooooooood

330 Mandingo February 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

I take one day off and they have a Strokes party without me “@jenny_stevens: I have decided I actually really like ‘All The Time’ #strokes”

Another twitter post from the looks of it, somebody else who works for NME

331 Acombs1793 February 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

@eriktmpls: What a truly strange record this is–like listening to a succession of different radio stations late at night. #ComedownMachine

@eriktmpls: Looks like Julian’s falsetto is sadly here to stay for the most part. #ComedownMachine

332 Anth February 5, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I feel pretty confident that OWT will be in-fuckin-credible live. I’m listening to TFAF, live on Letterman and relized that it sounds so good live.

333 A Minor 4-4 February 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Wow, this is the biggest tease ever!!

334 I Can't Win February 5, 2013 at 4:04 pm

@Acombs1793
“What a truly strange record this is–like listening to a succession of different radio stations late at night. #ComedownMachine”

Wow that sounds awesome! “Is This It” has always been the go-to album among my friends and I at parties when things are starting to get a little “hazy”, but based on that tweet I think “Comedown Machine” could occupy that spot very soon!

335 Matt February 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The tease… IT KILLS…

336 Netan Rosenthal February 27, 2013 at 2:23 pm

For those of you who cant wait to buy “Comedown Machine” on March 26, heres a little something to hold you over… Enjoy! http://smarturl.it/TheStrokesOfficial

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