January 25, 2013 11:50am PT by Jordan Zakarin
The Strokes Release New Song, 'One Way Trigger,' Ahead of New Album
A decade after kicking off the revival of early '70s garage rock, The Strokes are plunging further into the world of synthesizers that began in the '80s.
The New York City band -- who is working on their fifth studio album -- has dropped a new single, "One Way Trigger," which marries crunching guitars, looping rhythms and singer Julian Casablancas' trademark voice with a whole lot of MIDI.
The middle of the past decade saw synth rock brought back by bands such as The Killers (and the return of original purveyors such as New Order), though it has somewhat fallen by the wayside in recent years. The Strokes played with it a bit on 2011's Angles, and now they've jumped full-tilt into the electronic abyss.