Confirm Third Album Title And Release Date First Impressions Of Earth Due Out January 3, 2006
The Strokes have confirmed the title and U.S. release date of their third
album: First Impressions Of Earth will be released January 3, 2006 on RCA.
First Impressions Of Earth was recorded at the band's Manhattan rehearsal studio with David Kahne producing (with assistance on three tracks from Gordon Raphael, producer of the band's previous efforts, Is This It and Room On Fire).
Early feedback from those in the media who have heard portions of the new record has ranged from "the most diverse Strokes record to date" (MOJO) to "heavier and more gigantic sounding than anything they've done before"
The Strokes have also confirmed their return to the stage, beginning with a festival tour of South America October 21-29. Pre-release club dates in Europe, the UK, Japan, Australia and North America are currently in discussion, with a full U.S. tour planned for early 2006.
An unfinished version of the track "Juicebox" recently leaked onto the internet, making the song the de facto first single from First Impressions Of Earth. The finished track was serviced to radio October 3, finishing its first week at #1 most added---the fastest charting Strokes single since 2001's "Last Night."
Track Listing for First Impressions of Earth:
1. You Only Live Once
3. Heart in a Cage
4. Razor Blade
5. On The Other Side
6. Vision of Division
7. Ask Me Anything
9. Killing Lies
10. Fear of Sleep
11. 15 Minutes
12. Ize of the World
13. Evening Sun
14. Red Light