The Strokes performed at Bernie Sanders’ #BerniebeatsTrump rally in New Hampshire. They played a couple of new songs and screened a music video for the unreleased ‘At The Door’. 

The Strokes ran through a complete performance to bring Sanders’ rally to a close on the evening of February 10. The band played songs from each of their five albums except for 2011’s Angles. They also played ‘The Adults Are Talking’ – which got its live debut during a LA show last year – and premiered another newie called ‘Bad Decisions’.

Poster created by Kii Arens
Sanders gets a Strokesy makeover courtesy of Kii Arens

The Strokes are coming in hot in 2020. Frontman Julian Casablancas declared they’d been “unfrozen” at a New Year’s Eve concert, and a bunch of imminent European and North American shows were then announced.

Over the weekend, the band ramped up anticipation for their next album. The Strokes’ social media accounts all teased a project called ‘The New Abnormal’, and it’s fair to assume that’s the new album’s title.

The Strokes: The New Abnormal

Casablancas isn’t one of rock’s chattier frontpeople, but he ended the New Hampshire performance with a massive scoop. “Album’s coming out April 10,” he said. Before this, the band screened an animated video for a song called ‘At the Door’. It doesn’t take a genius to infer this is The New Abnormal‘s lead single.

You can find it 3hr 11mins into the below video.

Watch: Bernie Sanders rally live stream ft. The Strokes

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Ahead of the rally Casablancas voiced his approval for Senator Sanders. “We are honoured to be associated with such a dedicated, diligent, and trustworthy patriot—and fellow native New Yorker,” he said. “As the only truly non-corporate candidate, Bernie Sanders represents our only chance to overthrow corporate power and help return America to democracy. This is why we support him.”

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