The Strokes long awaited fourth album looks set to be released on March 22 in the US according to a leaked memo from their record label RCA. The as-yet untitled 10-song album was produced by the band in guitarist Albert Hammond Junior’s upstate New York studio after initial sessions with producer Joe Chiccarelli were scrapped.
In a recent interview with Radio 1’s Zane Lowe bassist Nikolai Fraiture confirmed that the follow-up to 2006’s First Impressions Of Earth is “in the mixing stage” and it would be released “by March”. He described the album as returning to the New York band’s “classic sound” and confirmed that the band would be touring globally to promote the album.
Sonically, I feel it’s the album which should have been made between Room On Fire and First Impressions Of Earth.
Music blog Direct Current Music also reported that according to the RCA schedule the first single from the new album would be released in February. The band’s UK spokesperson stated that a UK/Irish release date had not been set yet but if it follows on from the US it will be March 18th in Ireland.