Nikolai Fraiture Tweets About The Number 5

by Eric Van Dril · 42 comments

I will not make assumptions. I will not make assumptions. I will not make assumptions.

After what happened the other night, I’m not going to be definitive and say The Strokes are working on their new record. But Nikolai’s tweet certainly makes it seem that they are in some capacity.

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1 grace February 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Yea!! I hope so!!!

2 Nicki February 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm

YES! I hope you’re right this time! I thought he was referring to himself, letting us know he’s still alive since he hasn’t tweeted in 2 weeks lol. I like your idea better

3 kiesha fabo February 19, 2012 at 5:50 pm

It’s a quote from the movie Short Circuit. He probably finished watching it and tweeted about it. Sorry to burst all your bubbles

4 the modern age February 19, 2012 at 5:52 pm

They’re so vague and we hang on their every word, lol :)

5 Eric Van Dril February 19, 2012 at 5:53 pm

If that’s a Short Circuit quote and not a nod to progress on the new Strokes record I’m going to knife somebody.

6 the modern age February 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

kiesha fabo is right… I checked IMDb…. Eric, I’m glad I’m not anywhere near you right now.

7 AunomdelaFrance February 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

You’re all wrong. He’s talking about Chanel N°5 perfume.

8 kiesha fabo February 19, 2012 at 6:11 pm

what a bunch of chicken heads

9 ricardo February 19, 2012 at 6:13 pm

though we could start stabbing people until they start making new stuff. i mean, even under pressure, they’re awesome anyway.

10 kiesha fabo February 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm

cant nobody keep this kiesh kiesh on a leash leash

11 heath February 19, 2012 at 6:16 pm

so it’s a short circuit quote. can’t it also be nikolai’s cheeky way of updating the world on LP5? i don’t think we can definitively say it’s one or the other. why not both?

12 Nicki February 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Shit. But maybe heath’s right… *sigh*

13 Leaving Just In Time February 19, 2012 at 9:38 pm

On the 17th Julian tweeted a pic of himself signing a Cult Records contract…could that have anything to do with this?

14 Sebastian Duval February 20, 2012 at 8:34 am

My first post here but i read here everyday… i’ve got another idea what julians tweet could mean.
Signing NEW artists… doesn’t sound like Phrazes II to me.
Jeff Kite, who was in the Phrazes Band made a new group with two other guys, they’re called “Beat Club”. Maybe the two guys in the picture are http://news.beatclubband.com/ these guys?

15 nicki February 20, 2012 at 9:51 am

wait i looked it up, i don’t think “no disassemble” is part of the quote. so what did he mean by that?

16 KEVIN SOUTH February 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

I wanna stab everyone involved who has reminded me of the existence of the movie Short Circuit! ;-)

17 famous surfer February 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm

the two other people in that picture with Julian are Richard Priest and Warren Fu. “No disassemble” probably means all 5 members are in the same room working together, unlike how alot of Angles was worked on

18 William February 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

Lol of course it’s strokes 5. How stupid do you think he is? If he makes that tweed without any idea of people might misunderstand then he’s just ignorant. And with Julian on that other picture it’s a fact. I was hoping for a julian solo but another strokes record is also fine i guess

19 joe February 21, 2012 at 1:16 am

what happened the other night?

20 LillySu February 21, 2012 at 5:00 am

Something is happening!!!
We don’t know what, but I’m happy for these little strokescitements in last few days.

21 the modern age February 21, 2012 at 6:55 am

@joe, When Julian tweeted the picture of him with Warren Fu and Richard Priest, a lot of us thought the caption was referring to him signing on to do another solo record vs. Strokes V. Richard Priest then tweeted that wasn’t the case, and that Cult Records was singing some other new artist. Leave it to Julian to be vague, right?

22 Other Bobby February 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

The Strokes might have signed to Cult Records. Or Julian might be producing some new artist at Cult Records. Since Nikolai said 5 is alive, maybe that means they have a contract for the record and are going to start recording.

23 shadey February 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Unfortunately, I’m not going to believe that LP5 is being worked on until I see definitive proof… the fanbase has been lied to before and it can happen again, lol

24 wolfman February 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

so guys… any word on this yet? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JvLOYa88V0

25 Eric Van Dril February 21, 2012 at 11:48 pm

Yeah, I’ve been waiting and waiting. I’ve even had to follow Rivers’ career a little closer than I want. Still nothing though.

26 brent February 22, 2012 at 7:38 pm

“No disassemble” is what the robot Johnny Five says in Short Circuit when the baddies threaten to dismantle him. Then he dances with Ally Sheedy and becomes friends with Steve Gutenberg and eventually becomes an American citizen and plated in gold, but that’s getting in the sequel.

That being said, he could be cheekily saying album five is in progress and they are still a band.

27 Dad February 22, 2012 at 10:35 pm

you stupid blind fucking fanboys…..

28 Julie February 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm

why do they have to be so weird about everything? I don’t think they really know what they’re doing yet and I don’t think they’re going to do any more albums after this one anyway.

29 Jalen February 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm
30 Jalen February 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Actually never mind, I think i’m incorrect on this, not the right julian casablancas twitter, my bad

31 the modern age February 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

^ Why do people have to make fake accounts? That’s so stupid. Someone did the same for Albert.

32 Jalen February 28, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Yeah I saw this profile from a reply on Albert’s latest picture on twitter, looked at the account on saw this tweet about Strokes V. After looking at the rest of the profile, I realized it was Fake. It really is dumb that people make these fake accounts, no point of them.

33 Annie 1251 March 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

I asked this on another post – but I’m hoping someone here knows (Eric?)..was the picture of “Julian Just Wants to say Hey” (middle finger picture) that was posted here January 4- actually TAKEN this past January -2012? I am hoping it was 1) All Strokes together, some looking smiley – this would be great news! 2) Julian looking MUCH thinner..(although not as important as #1 – still good news!) Anyone?

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