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The Strokes drop the grudges

After laying low for a while, The Strokes are back at it. The band is sketching blueprints for album number four in their New York City rehearsal space. Lead vocalist Julian Casablancas told Rolling Stone that the boys have drawn up three songs in three weeks. “I would say it’s going great,” Casablancas said. “We have a lot of work to do, though.”

The band is working hard to move away from the old stuff and towards a hybrid sound that will fuse past with future. Invision a futuristic Elvis Costello. “Some of the new stuff has a Seventies vibe, like Thin Lizzy or Elvis Costello,” Casablancas told the magazine. “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 Seventies.”

This will be The Strokes’ first full-length since 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, as it has taken the band three years to overcome petty disputes. But finally good vibes have set in and creative genius can flow.

“It feels like we’re new,” Casablancas confirmed. “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.’”


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sarahanne said on the 31st Mar, 2009

Haha that last quote made me laugh!

The Fool

The Fool said on the 31st Mar, 2009

I had doritos for lunch


Braveheart81 said on the 31st Mar, 2009

They can play before Tool.


saimagizzle said on the 31st Mar, 2009

Disputes between each other or with others?

$ucking Dick$

this modern love 28N

this modern love 28N said on the 31st Mar, 2009

yeah, when was the last time they came to aus?


biancam101 said on the 31st Mar, 2009

very exciting. so many good albums coming out in the near future!

The Fool

The Fool said on the 1st Apr, 2009

I know hey! Let's hope they'll be here for BDO 2010!!!!


snapcrackleROCK said on the 1st Apr, 2009

I hope Potbellez n that are playing, too!!