The Strokes have confirmed that they will release their fifth studio album, Comedown Machine, on March 26th. The downtown Manhattan quintet have also confirmed they'll release the album's first single "All The Time" soon, but didn't specify a date.
The Strokes were forced to announce their upcoming album sooner than planned, after a tech-savvy fan unearthed the album's title and cover art hidden in the sub-pages of the bands official website.
The Strokes have already released the first track from Comedown Machine, titled "One Way Trigger," on Soundcloud for free download.
In other rock news, after 22 years, My Bloody Valentine have finally released their third album. Many fans believed it would never happen, but the new album, titled mbv, is now available for download, on CD, and on vinyl.
My Bloody Valentine had previously taken two years and nearly a quarter million dollars to record 1991's Loveless, a milestone for 90's alt-rock, however fans never expected a 22-year wait for its follow-up. Thankfully, that wait is over.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a new track on their website titled "In Love Dying," an outtake from their 2011 album I'm With You. The track is the sixth release from the I'm With You Sessions, which are available on iTunes and the band's official website, or you can buy the 7" single at your local record store, should you be lucky enough to have one.