The Strokes  have released their new single, "Under Cover of Darkness," as a free download on their website  today (Feb. 9). The first taste of fourth album "Angles," due out Mar. 22 on RCA, will be available as a free download for 48 hours.
At 3:53, "Darkness" sounds like a juiced-up version of the band's 2001 single "Someday": a sunny guitar lick and simple rhythm support frontman Julian Casablancas' high-wire vocal performance. "I've been all around this town/Everybody singing the same song for 10 years," the singer wails before launching into the harmonic chorus.
The song displays the Strokes' " classic sound " that bassist Nikolai Fraiture said would define "Angles," the New York rock group's first album since 2006's "First Impressions of Earth," in an interview with BBC Radio 1  last month. Fans can download the song for no charge until Friday (Feb. 11), when the song will be made available on iTunes and Amazon.
Nearly a month after the release of "Angles," the Strokes will head to Coachella to headline the final day of the festival (April 17) alongside Kanye West . The band has also been confirmed to play Spain's Benicassim Festival in July and Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in August.
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