The Strokes Announce New Album, Comedown Machine

The NYC band's fifth studio album will hit stores on March 26.

Last week, the Strokes struck back with “One Way Trigger,” a synth-y sneak peek of their upcoming fifth studio album … and on Wednesday (January 30), they revealed even more details of the long-in-the-works project. Like, for example, what it’s called and when fans can buy it.

The new record is called Comedown Machine, and it will be released on March 26, according to the band’s label, RCA Records.

Though fans have already had a chance to digest “One Way Trigger” — to aid in that digestion, the Strokes just released a “Thelma & Louise-y” lyric poster for the song — it’s not the first single off the album. That will be “All The Time,” a song first mentioned earlier this month by Seattle radio station 107.7 The End.

Comedown Machine, the follow-up to the band’s 2011 Angles album, is available for pre-order now through the Strokes’ official site.

Though little is known about the songs on the new album, the band has reportedly been working on them ever since releasing Angles, as bassist Nikolai Fraiture told Rolling Stone in June 2011 that the Strokes were “trying not to lose momentum by taking time off and having to reboot the whole system.”

“We’re bringing in parts and ideas,” Fraiture said, “and kind of just working on those and trying to make sense of them, coming from five different people.”

Apparently, they managed to do just that, and, as a result, the countdown to the next Strokes’ record is officially on.

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