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Rad Music // The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

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So, have you heard? The Strokes are coming out with a new album! Isn’t that rad? It’s called Comedown Machine and it’s going to be released on March 26 of this year. Oh, and even more. They put out a new song last last Friday. It’s called “One Way Trigger” and you can give it a listen below and download it for free right from their website!

The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

A lot of people complain when The Strokes don’t sound like they did on their first two albums, but personally, I don’t give a hoot. Miss that old sound? The go listen to Is This It and Room on Fire and shut your pie hole! Bands and the music they make are like people: they evolve man.

One Way Trigger” is refreshingly new and has a lot of sounds that aren’t typically associated with The Strokes; Julian’s high pitched falsetto will make you wonder if it is actually him singing and the synths will bring about thoughts of the 80s. While I accept the new sounds with open arms, “One Way Trigger” doesn’t shy away from what The Strokes do best: guitars and lyrics.

The dueling Megaman guitars the come in around the minute and a half mark are to die for. They sound particularly spectacular with headphones as you can really feel their dueling nature. I hope Comedown Machine is packed with these guitars. I also love the chorus. The fact that Julian is telling me to “find a dog” really puts a smile on my face. And come on, “Find a dream; shut it down.” Perfect inspirational lyrics.

When The Strokes make music is it always a magical moment and “One Way Trigger” is no exception. I can’t wait for Comedown Machine!

You can pre-order the album here which will give you instant download access* to the first real single off Comedown Machine, “All The Time,” which should be out in the coming weeks of February.

Get excited boys and girls: The Strokes are back!

Be Rad. Enjoy.

*when it’s released, that is

Written by theberad

February 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

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  1. “One Way Trigger” sounds more like Julian Casablancas than The Strokes.

    I got tired of the synths so I made this down to earth version:


    February 15, 2013 at 2:55 pm

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