New music by [lastfm link_type="similar_artist_radio"]The Strokes [/lastfm]leaked online today. We caught the track – have you heard it yet?
- The Strokes - “Under Cover of Darkness”
Hey hey, soundin’ pretty good. It’s been nearly five years since First Impressions of Earth, their last album, which was met with courteous goodwill. Some critics hated it, some critics loved it… but eager fans felt abandoned as immediately following it’s release, the band pulled a frightener: they took an extended hiatus.
This was it. The Strokes were ending their legacy…
Until the band unearthed this tune. “Under Cover of Darkness” takes you back to the fumbling stages of dorm rooms past. That short moment in time when last night’s formal becomes this morning’s masquerade, The Strokes’ melody can be heard rumbling through the air. If The Strokes continue to dig for new sounds like they have here, we’ll gladly slog through the hillock of rock anthems they leave behind.
With Angles out March 22, one can only hope the rest of the album radiates as this tune.
Be sure to visit The Strokes’ website and sign up for the free download.