The Strokes announce new album 'The New Abnormal', debut songs at Bernie Sanders rally
They also premiered the music video for their new song 'At the Door' and lead vocalist Julian Casablancas revealed the release date for their upcoming album
On February 10, The Strokes played in Durham, New Hampshire, at the Bernie Sanders' rally where they performed their new song 'Bad Decisions'.
During their set at Whittemore Center Arena, they also premiered the music video for their new song 'At the Door', and while the set was done, lead vocalist Julian Casablancas revealed the release date for their upcoming album. After they closed out the show with 'New York City Cops', Casablancas revealed, "Album’s coming out April 10".
The band's last studio album was in 2013 titled 'Comedown Machine' and they released an EP titled 'Future Present Past' in 2016. In 2019, they premiered two of their new songs during live shows titled 'The Adults Are Talking' during a charity show in May and 'Ode to the Mets' at their New Year Eve concert in Brooklyn.
The band is yet to officially announce the name of the album or the tracklist but have been teasing this new project in the past weeks which included a silent video featuring artwork for something called "The New Abnormal". As of now, the unofficial title of the album is 'The New Abnormal'.
At the rally, many speeches were made in support of Senator Sanders from the likes of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cornel West and Cynthia Nixon. After this, Sanders took the stage, addressed the audience and introduced The Strokes.
This concert by The Strokes comes after two rallies in Iowa that had artists perform in support of Sanders. On January 31, Bon Iver played at the Clive, Iowa, rally and the following night Vampire Weekend performed at Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Casablanca also expressed his support saying, "We are honored to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent, & trustworthy patriot — and fellow native New Yorker, as the only truly non-corporate candidate, Bernie Sanders represents our only chance to overthrow corporate power and help return America to democracy. This is why we support him."
The Strokes also announced their upcoming North American shows — March 5 in Vancouver, British Columbia; March 9 in Seattle and March 14 in Los Angeles.