The new episode is the fourth installment of the show, and the second in a series in which the band will speak with the producers of their albums. The upcoming episode features The Strokes in conversation with Grammy-winning producer David Kahne—who produced their third album First Impressions of Earth from 2006—as well as their longtime friend, SNL’s Colin Jost.
The band’s new album The New Abnormal, their first in seven years, was released in April to widespread critical acclaim. The album’s lead single, “Bad Decisions,” is currently #6 at Alternative radio and still climbing, marking the band’s first Alternative Top 10 since 2006 and setting the record for the most time between Alternative Top 10 entries. Additionally, “Bad Decisions,” went #1 on AAA in April. Upon release, The New Abnormal debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart and reached #8 on the Billboard 200, #1 Current Rock Album, #1 Top Current Album, #1 Current Alternative Album and #1 Vinyl Album.
Of The New Abnormal, The Times of London praises “The Strokes give us their second masterpiece,” while The New Yorker raves the album “sounds better to me than almost anything else I’ve listened to this spring.” NPR Music calls The New Abnormal “one of their best,” and Rolling Stone says it’s “their best since the glory days of the early ‘00s.” The Independent praises, “stacked with rolling, streetwise grooves, boldly graffitied onto the chipped paintwork of New York City past,” while Evening Standard says the “bold comeback is their best in years…up there with their best work while sounding boldly different from it.”
The New Abnormal was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu and produced by Rick Rubin. The album’s cover artwork is a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Bird on Money.
THE NEW ABNORMAL TRACK LIST
- The Adults Are Talking
- Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
- Bad Decisions
- Eternal Summer
- At The Door
- Why Are Sundays So Depressing
- Not The Same Anymore
- Ode To The Mets
The Strokes are singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti.