It’s been way too long since we’ve had Julian Casablancas’ voice combined with Albert Hammond Jr.’s guitar playing. Julian’s last solo album was great. But it lacks that grit that we’ve come to love about The Strokes. Enter Mr. Hammond Jr. No other guitar player in the history of guitar players has looked so cool with his guitar hung so high on his body. No other guitar player in the history of guitar players has said in an interview “I would trade my left testicle to play like Freddie King.”
While the song begins with in an upbeat key reminiscent “Phrazes For The Young,” it’s immediately clear that this is very much a Strokes song. The hard hitting drums. The awesomely loud bassline. The guitar solo. The early 2000s saviors of music are back, and they’re very much in top form.
The song can be downloaded for free on their website and the new album will be released on March 22.
The Strokes – Under Cover of Darkness