Fans of The Strokes are in for a treat, with Machinegum – the new project from drummer Fabrizio Moretti – launching its debut album over the weekend.

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been almost seven whole years since we received a full-length record from indie-rock icons The Strokes. Sure, we might’ve got their Future Present Past EP in 2016, but it’s not the long-playing album we’ve been hanging out for.

While the band have recently been performing shows as part of their “global comeback”, guitarist Nick Valensi seemed to admit that their new record is finished, though he couldn’t explain when we might get to finally hear it.

With band members working on different projects over the last few years, it seems that the impending release of a new record isn’t enough to halt artistic progress, with drummer Fabrizio Moretti sharing the debut album from his new outfit, Machinegum.

As Stereogum reports, Moretti announced the new group last year but has kept relatively quiet since then, releasing one lone song at the time. Now though, they’ve re-emerged, with their debut album appearing on streaming services over the weekend.

Titled Conduit, the release sees Moretti teaming up with the likes of Ian Devaney of New York City band Nation Of Language, delivering an atmospheric, synth-filled record that occasionally evokes memories of The Strokes as we’ve come to know and love them.

While the information regarding Machinegum and their future plans remains unclear, it’s similarly unknown when we might be hearing new music from The Strokes.

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Although we heard the group play ‘The Adults Are Talking’ during a show in Los Angeles earlier this year, we’re still waiting for word as to when that one will get an official release. Who knows, maybe at this rate it might end up on a double A-side with the next track from Machinegum?

Check out ‘Kubes’ by Machinegum:

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