After debuting new tracks "Bad Decisions" and "At The Door" and letting slip news of a new album during their performance at a Bernie Sanders rally yesterday, The Strokes have officially confirmed their next LP.
"At a rally for 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Monday, police officers took to the stage when the band - The Strokes - had audience members flood the stage while jamming out to their song", New York City Cops".
The room was on fire at the University of New Hampshire as the Strokes rocked out for 7,500 Bernie Sanders supporters at a rally Monday night.
According to some accounts, "New York City Cops" was not on the group's setlist, but the Stokes performed the song from their debut album - which includes the refrain "New York City cops, but they ain't too smart" - after taking umbrage at lights being turned up and attempts to stop crowd-surfing among fans.
The Strokes aren't the only band providing a soundtrack to Senator Sanders' presidential campaign.
The Strokes announced several intimate European dates recently, and now it seems their new album is on the way. "This is why we support him", he explained in a statement.
Tuesday brings the news that the album - their first since 2013's Comedown Machine - is named The New Abnormal and boasts the legendary Rick Rubin as its producer.
They played a couple of new songs and screened a music video for the unreleased "At The Door'".
Casablancas and his bandmates have been hinting at a new project titled "The New Abnormal" in recent weeks, with guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. sharing a Basquiat-inspired artwork along with the caption "You think you've been waiting".