UPDATE: The art for “Under Cover of Darkness” can be seen here. (Thanks, Deirg) UPDATED
“Under Cover of Darkness” is allegedly scheduled for official radio release on Feb. 9, but the media received the song today.
The first non-Twitter review of the first single off Angles I’ve seen is from Rolling Stone and they — as we all hoped — love the shit out of it.
The following is the first half of the review.
(Read the entire review here.)
The lead single from the first new Strokes record in five years barrels into the bar with “Return to Form” written on its forehead. “Under Cover of Darkness” takes the basic elements of their sound, breaks it down, builds it back up and expands it: the skinny-tie boogie bounce of “Last Nite,” wave after wave of cute and sharp interlocking guitar, and a grand, gaping chorus where Julian Casablancas torments his vowels like he’s got them trapped in his secret basement laboratory.
A leak is close. I can feel it.