The Strokes, much to almost everyone's surprise, became one of the coolest rock bands in the world last week when they performed a barnstorming rally for Bernie Sanders in New Hampshire that got so raucous it was shut down by police. But not before frontman Julian Casablancas performed "New York City Cops" while the boys in blue were onstage. Then, they released a new song called "At The Door," which has a genuinely spectacular animated music video.
Today the band is sharing "Bad Decisions," a song which got its debut at the Bernie Sanders rally — according to Pitchfork, it interpolates "Dancing With Myself" by Billy Idol, but it reminds me more of "I Melt With You" by Modern English.
In the music video, "The Strokes" is a hot new product that can be summoned with the push of a button. The band kinda-sorta appear in the music video: their faces are mapped by A.I. onto different bodies, adding to the disconcerting sight of a band becoming Mr. Potato Heads. By the end of the clip, nothing has gone as planned.
Watch the music video for "Bad Decisions" above. The Strokes will share their new album The New Abnormal on April 10.