It’s Official: Nikolai Fraiture Confirms March 22 As Strokes IV Release Date

by Eric Van Dril · 17 comments

UPDATE: Nikolai’s confirmation came as a response to a fan on Facebook. Julian’s always been my favorite Strokes because, well, he wrote Is This It, but Nikolai is making a run at Julian’s crown.UPDATE OVER

Nikolai Fraiture just posted the following on his Facebook page (via Nix in the comments)…

It’s 1/11/11 right now. The Strokes’ fourth album will be officially released on 3/22/11. We’re two months and 11 days away from 10 brand new songs by The Strokes.

Reread that last sentence.

And, of course, the first single will be…

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Ryan January 10, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Not to sound gay, but OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!

2 max January 11, 2011 at 5:26 am


3 Brian Wallace January 11, 2011 at 6:44 am

I surprised they are playing any dates ahead of the release. I mean, it’s great that they are playing live but within hours of the Las Vegas date, the new songs (I assume they’ll play a bunch of new songs) will be on You Tube. Songs leaking 10 days before an album’s release isn’t like if they had played new songs at Lolla or ACL but it is 2011. Hopefully, it won’t affect album sales.

Thank you,


4 Kevin January 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

You’re right Brian – it IS 2011, which means by the time they play that Vegas show the whole new album will have leaked.

5 carla January 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

Not necessarily. They can pull another “Stubb’s” on fans before the release and MAYBE play the new single set to debut in February…

6 carla January 11, 2011 at 9:55 am

and Nikolai is my patron saint; he has been and will always be.

7 Steph January 11, 2011 at 10:44 am

I think these next few months are going to leave us all squeeing with joy. God bless Nikolai Fraiture.

8 Marchelle January 11, 2011 at 5:22 pm

To anyone who has ever snuck in to a concert; is it worth it? I mean, this is THE STROKES, right? The question isn’t can I do it, but should I??

9 Brian Wallace January 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

If we’ve waited this long, I think we can wait until March 22nd. I’d rather pay for their music. I think it’s worth it.


10 Sianna January 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Booyakasha. Here it comes.

11 Niloufar January 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm

I know this sounds wierd, but Nikolai’s album was my favorite out of the solo albums and First Impressions Of Earth is my favorite strokes album. According to Ms. Hanan, I am the only person in the world who can truthfully say that.

12 Kevin January 12, 2011 at 10:10 am

Brian – I’ve bought every thing they’ve ever done (including all of the singles) and I’m in no way advocating illegal downloading. I’m just saying that the album will have leaked by then whether we like it or not.

13 Eric Van Dril January 13, 2011 at 12:20 am

@Niloufar — You are indeed the only person that can say that. It’s weird; as time progresses, I find myself leaning towards Albert’s two records and away from Phrazes. I’d say Como Te Llama and Room on Fire is pretty rare too.

14 Niloufar January 13, 2011 at 8:12 am

@ Eric
Is this is my least favorite strokes album, then room fire, and first impressions comes first.
did you figure out who i am yet?

15 Eric Van Dril January 13, 2011 at 9:00 am
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