BIG BIG UPDATE!!

Mar 27
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BIG BIG UPDATE!!

Posted by Lazer Maniqui on

THE STROKES OFFICIAL: WEBSITE | MYSPACE
WORK BEGINS ON 4th ALBUM PLANS

hi everyone,

just dropping a line to stay in touch and update you on some news...

i'll start with the BIG NEWS....

after a long and much needed hibernation period that saw many of the band's various other musical projects emerge, we're pleased to announce that The Strokes are now all back hard at work in their NYC space on writing and rehearsing new material for a 4th full-length album, the first since 2006's "First Impressions of Earth".

no recording studio time has been booked yet, as they sketch out the blue-prints of new songs and fine tune plans in their rehearsal space, but it will undoubtedly be all mapped out and etched in stone at some point in the not-too-distant future. i wish i could tell you that this DEFINITELY meant we can expect an album release date before the end of 2009, but it's just too soon to speculate on that for sure yet. one way or another.... suffice to say, the work has begun!

*************BAND MEMBER NEWS*************

in the meantime, until work on the album is completed and i can touch back with you all about further plans, there is still plenty of other "activity" that the a some of the band members are involved with....

***JULIAN contributed vocals to the song "Boombox" for The Lonely Island's debut album Incredibad, which is available now everywhere.
you can check a link to their website for more info here: incredibad.com

***NIKOLAI's band Nickel Eye has just released a Mark Ronson remix of his song "Brandy of the Damned" (feat. Wale), available NOW on iTunes and soon to be released on 7" vinyl in the U.S. and U.K., as b-side to the song "Dying Star", feat. Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeah's on lead guitar.

Nickel Eye's full-length debut album, Time Of The Assassins, was released on Rykodisc and is available everywhere now. additionally, you can check out the new video for "Brandy Of The Damned" and get more info here: myspace.com/officialnickeleye

***FABRIZIO's band Little Joy (also consisting of Rodrigo Amarante and Binki Shapiro) is mapping out plans to do another tour of the U.S., after just returning from Europe and Brazil earlier this year. the band will be touring without Fabrizio this time around, however, as he'll be busy with The Strokes and their aforementioned rehearsal sessions back in NYC. But Rodrigo and Binki will be soldiering forward with Little Joy while Fab takes care of his business back in NYC.... though you never can be sure when Fabrizio might make a "cameo appearance" on the road with the band.

Little Joy's full-length self-tltled debut album was released on Rough Trade Records and is available everywhere now. additionally, you can check out the video for "No One's Better Sake", directed by Warren Fu,
and get more info here: myspace.com/littlejoymusic

***ALBERT saw TWO solo album releases over the past 3 years between Strokes business. his full-length debut, Yours To Keep, released in 2007, as well as his sophomore album, ¿Cómo Te Llama?, released on RCA/Black Seal in the U.S. and Rough Trade in the UK in 2008. both albums are available everywhere. for more info on Albert Hammond, Jr.'s solo albums, check out myspace.com/alberthammondjr

that about brings it up to speed for now, but hopefully i'll be touching base sooner rather than later with an update on 4th album plans!

-ryan
wiz kid mgmt.
thestrokes.com

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[quote="Lazer Maniqui"] Casablancas added that the band are now finding they are more comfortable with confronting each other in the studio over how their new music should be played. He said: "We didn't used to be honest - there would always be mini feuds over stupid shit. Now, if Nick [Valensi] and Fab [Moretti] or anyone are saying they like it fast or slow, we'll talk about it, as opposed to saying, 'Well, I never liked you sister'." [/quote]

awww, they're growing up and finally acting like men

This is fuckin music to my ears!

The Strokes have given fans an update on the recording of their forth album.

Frontman Julian Casablancas said the band have written three new songs so far, while manager Ryan Gentles gave a more detailed breakdown of the new sessions in an email update to fans.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Casablancas said rehearsals for the album have been successful so far.

"We have three songs," he said. "Some of the new stuff has a '70s vibe, like Thin Lizzy or Elvis Costello. But then some of it is bizarre music from the future that we're trying to tone down to sound catchy. So we're trapped between the future and the '70s."

Casablancas added that the band are now finding they are more comfortable with confronting each other in the studio over how their new music should be played.

He said: "We didn't used to be honest - there would always be mini feuds over stupid shit. Now, if Nick [Valensi] and Fab [Moretti] or anyone are saying they like it fast or slow, we'll talk about it, as opposed to saying, 'Well, I never liked you sister'."

Writing to fans on a mailout, their manager Gentles explained that "after a long and much needed hibernation period", the band are now hard at work on their new album in their New York rehearsal space.

"No recording studio time has been booked yet, as they sketch out the blueprints of new songs and fine-tune plans in their rehearsal space, but it will undoubtedly be all mapped out and etched in stone at some point in the not-too-distant future," he wrote.

Gentles added that fans should not expect to hearing new material in 2009, as the album is still some way from being completed.

"I wish I could tell you that this definitely meant we can expect an album release date before the end of 2009, but it's just too soon to speculate on that for sure yet," he wrote. "One way or another...suffice to say, the work has begun!"

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
THEY ARE BACK!!
I'M SO HAPPY NOW

HELLZ FRIGGIN' YEA!! I'm happy they're officially making the album, now to wait
until it comes out...

siiick. i can't wait.