The Strokes announce Comedown Machine

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 January 2013
The Strokes L-R Nikolai, Julian, Albert

The Strokes

The Strokes have confirmed their fifth-studio album 'Comedown Machine' will be released on March 25, preceded by a single, 'All The Time'

The Strokes new album, 'Comedown Machine', will be released on March 25.

The New York rockers' fifth studio album will follow their 2011 record 'Angles' and the band have also released details of the first single from the album, 'All The Time'.

A fan of the musicians discovered the album title and artwork while they were on user-generated news website Reddit trying to work out the band's website code.

The user - known as Andersonenvy - explained: "Well, basically - when people make websites they sometimes test them live online and try to hide it. But it's not hidden enough to other people that can also make websites."

The Strokes - Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond, Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti - surprised fans when they released a new track, 'One Way Trigger', last week as a free download.

It was confirmed last year the band were working on a new record by guitarist Albert's father, Albert Hammond Sr.

He said: "Albert says the stuff they're doing is incredible. They're doing it themselves with their friend, engineer and producer. He just says, 'Dad, it's incredible'."

The Strokes

Formed in 1998 in NYC, The Strokes are am indie rock/garage group best known for singles 'Last Nite', '12:51' and 'Juicebox'. Their first album Is This It, released in 2001, reached number two on the UK charts, as did 2003's Room on Fire, but it wasn't until 2006 that First Impressions of Earth, their third reached the…

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