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.