UPDATE: SONY CONFIRMS Sopitas.com will stream ‘Comedown Machine’ on Monday

by Eric Van Dril · 221 comments

UPDATE 2:  Swiss radio station Couleur3 Tweeted that it will play ‘Comedown Machine’ in its entirety later today. You’ll be able to listen to it on its website.

Thanks for the info, Pat.

UPDATE: Remember when I said “I remain extremely skeptical” that Sopitas.com will have the world-exclusive ‘Comedown Machine’ stream a couple of hours ago?

That skepticism has largely faded away because of this tweet by Sony music.

I think it will stream tomorrow, at 4 p.m. ET. But stay tuned throughout the day tomorrow, as I wouldn’t be surprised to see the record streaming earlier than that.


On its website, Mexican music website Sopitas.com claims that it will post the first stream of The Strokes’ ‘Comedown Machine’ on Monday, March 18.

The post, which is in Spanish, can be read here. Here’s the translation…

Tomorrow, Monday, 18 March, anyone can listen to the new album by the Strokes. Where? Right here on Sopitas.com! So, the album which is called Comedown Machine goes on sale until 26 March. However, we will give you the opportunity to listen to the album-a-week earlier exclusively with us, starting this Monday, March 18 starting at 4 pm Central Time in Mexico, 4:00 PM new York, 10:00 pm UK time, etc

I’ve been reading about this possible stream for a few days now, and I remain extremely skeptical.

The most recent post on their website — as of 9:52 p.m. CT on March 17 — is about which celebrities look like animals. I don’t think a site like that would be granted the first stream of ‘Comedown Machine’ — maybe they’ll have it, along with Rolling Stone or another English-speaking music blog —  but I guess we’ll see tomorrow.

Anyway, expect a leak or a stream early this week.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 grievance March 18, 2013 at 6:57 am

is the album out right now? where’s the link? 😮

2 Laloixx March 18, 2013 at 7:00 am

Hold your horses!! I’m in Mexico, but the streaming will be available until 2.00PM (8.00PM UTC ), so don’t worry and wait.

3 Pat March 18, 2013 at 7:03 am


Yes I am sure, they just tweeted it. and they are swiss, so don’t worry, they’ll be on time.
I don’t know about time differece, but it’s in 6 hours from now.

4 Johnny crox March 18, 2013 at 7:19 am

thats 4 so it dont come no sooner ET

5 Edu March 18, 2013 at 7:28 am

Hi there. Could comeone tell me a software to record the audio from my laptop. it’s a Mac. If you tell me I’ll record the sopitas stream and upload it. I’m mexican btw

6 Andres M. March 18, 2013 at 7:32 am

I noticed on thestrokes.com that there is a “play album” button under the album art after entering the main site. Does that mean that the album will be streaming on the official website soon?

7 Reservoir Juan March 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

@Edu I use Audio Hijack Pro.

8 Johnny crox March 18, 2013 at 7:39 am

@Andres M. I’ve noticed that for quite sometime the play album button has been there for over two weeks. ive been hopefully clicking it to see if they glitched like when the album cover was revealed from faults in the site but no :”(.

I’m assuming they will just stream the album later tonight on the strokes website because after the stream happens everyone will covnert the files and post them all over the internet.

When Angles leaked they were just like “well at this point…” so they stream it on the site to distract people from illegally downloading so they buy the album.

9 Edu March 18, 2013 at 7:50 am

@Reservoir Juan Nice one. Thanks so i’ll record it from Sopitas.

10 Tannk March 18, 2013 at 7:52 am

I use audacity. You can download it for free.

11 Arthur March 18, 2013 at 8:13 am

@Edu wiretap pro is the best in terms of quality and the simplest believe me

12 Other Bobby March 18, 2013 at 8:32 am

Buy the album people! We’re the biggest fans of the band. Buy the album. Listen to it when it leaks but don’t steal it!

13 Kinger March 18, 2013 at 8:45 am

@Other Bobby

I’ll definitely buy it because they deserve it. Taking the album without giving them a reward is just unspeakable.

14 Johnny crox March 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

I bought (pre ordered) the vinyl pack and CD lol. cant wait to hang the record on my “record of the month” display i have up in my apt.

15 Johnny crox March 18, 2013 at 10:06 am
16 Ted March 18, 2013 at 11:28 am

@ Pat

Thanx ! I will listen to the album before going to sleep !

17 Michael March 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Here you go, guys. A link for EVERYONE!


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19 Michael March 18, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Well, sure, but you can’t listen to that if you’re not in Mexico.

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