Published Mar 25, 2011Believe it or not, the Strokes are ready to write a new album. While the band's Angles was just released this past Tuesday (March 22), bassist Nikolai Fraiture let it slip that the group are already set to work on its follow-up.
"We were just talking about when we would get back together and start writing for the next album," he said in an interview with XFM. "It should be soon. April, mid-April."
The four-stringer's statement is just the latest to hint at some even fresher Strokes songs coming our way. Guitarist Nick Valensi recently told Shortlist that the band have a bunch of new tunes ready to be unleashed upon listeners.
"We have a lot of music stockpiled, so, in terms of content, we're in a good place right now. If I had it my way, we'd have another album out by the end of this year," he said.
Considering the acclaim the album has received, not to mention how excited and animated the band were during their run-through of "Taken for a Fool" on Late Night with David Letterman earlier this week, it looks as if the Strokes might be back in it for the long haul.
Thanks to NME for the tip.