As promised, the Strokes just released “One Way Trigger” — the first single off their fifth studio album, due sometime this year — and if you woke up this morning wondering what it would sound like if A-ha sampled the Lennay Kekua voice mails, then here is your answer. That is quite a falsetto, Julian Casablancas! You have a future in assisting cruel online hoaxes (or singing Mariah Carey covers. Whichever).
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 17: Julian Casablancas (L) and Albert Hammond, Jr. of The Strokes perform at Auditorium Shores as part of SXSW 2011 on March 17, 2011 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Julian Casablancas;Albert Hammond, Jr. Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images/2011 Tim Mosenfelder