The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness

Five years and a few hit-and-miss side projects later, The Strokes are back and working up a frenzy in a way that only they could.

Their first single off upcoming album ‘Angles’ was released tonight at 7:30pm on their website, and it was premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show.  With a great groove, a few strokes (had to be done) of Casablancas’ melodic genius and some pretty great guitar riffage (if you ignore the questionable Hammond Jr. solo), they have stuck to what they know, which at the end of the day is what everybody wanted. However, with everyone so excited and expectant of new material from these guys, it would be impossible to please 100% of their fans.

If i was to be really picky, I would have loved a bit more melodic flair in the vocals and a better guitar solo, but this hits the spot and Angles is eagerly anticipated.

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