Strokes IV Is Finished, Julian Casablancas Says (UPDATE: Nikolai Confirms)

by Eric Van Dril · 20 comments

Julian took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce the completion of The Strokes’ fourth album…

Update No. 1: Nikolai confirmed the same news yesterday with a tweet that said: “YES! It’s true. Strokes IV is DONE!! Let’s go party…”

I started this website on June 9, 2010 and since then, I’ve posted a lot of content about The Strokes. Over the past five months, the most popular article in TSN’s history has far-and-away been Adam Green’s NME piece. It’s a bit ludicrous to think that half of the stuff Green writes about is correct, but it’s been five years since the last Strokes record and nobody knows shit about what Strokes IV is like at this point.

All we know is that they are finished and there is actually going to be a fourth record. Today is glorious.

UPDATE No. 2: At 6:55 in Part 1…

Ryan: “What do you think your fourth record will sound like?”

Julian: “I don’t know, whatever, whatever the market needs. Whatever will make a profit.”

Ryan: “Right… That’s the bottom line.”

Julian: “That’s the bottom line, you know. It’s all about the money.”

{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Carla November 17, 2010 at 1:45 am

Glorious, indeed. 😀

2 Mary Shea November 17, 2010 at 5:09 am

Yay! And “a few months” sounds very promising as well. Though I’ve readied myself for it, this tweet seems to suggest there won’t be another setback, but rather that they’re right on track, even comfortably prepared, for a March release!

3 Becky November 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

Yay!!! What else can be said? Uh, how ’bout…Julian’s way hot? K, that too.

4 Steph November 17, 2010 at 9:15 am


5 Steph November 17, 2010 at 9:17 am

…and for once, JC isn’t a total party pooper about the album. EXCITEMENT!

6 Molly November 17, 2010 at 10:08 am

Mwahahah! Excellent news, I needed that.

7 nikki V November 17, 2010 at 11:09 am

Fucking Fabulous!

8 Nick November 17, 2010 at 12:51 pm

i just read this after having 4 cups of coffee and i am fucking revvvvvvedd up!!

Strokes IV!!!!

9 Speedy November 17, 2010 at 1:27 pm

ok why does “mixing, etc” take more than a few months?? thats like the easy part innit?

10 Sianna November 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Most exciting news I’ve heard in a long time. I literally freaked out when I read it. I freaked a few people out myself. This means (hopefully) no more setbacks and that there will (once again, hopefully) be a March release! Lol at the video btw. Best documentary I’ve ever seen.

11 Edith November 17, 2010 at 2:51 pm

this would have been strokes post #629…

12 Olivia November 17, 2010 at 6:50 pm

YES!!!!!!! Great day!

13 phil November 17, 2010 at 7:49 pm

oh yea! dancin right now! paryin it up! oh yeaaaaa! oh yes yes yes!

14 Mary Shea November 17, 2010 at 7:56 pm

Ahhh yes. Lovin’ the In Transit reference. I can’t remember how many times I’ve watched that, imagining this moment, when Strokes IV is a reality. I must now watch it again!

I think it’s funny Nikolai refers to the album as “Strokes IV” as well. Didn’t even phase me at first, but surely he picked it up from us fans, no? hahah

15 Jordan November 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm


16 Jordan November 17, 2010 at 8:00 pm


17 Marchelle November 17, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Ahh! So excited! Yes Nikolai, let’s party!!

18 Agueda November 23, 2010 at 4:23 pm

I just saw this and it totally made my day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 alejandra moreno January 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm

im going to see them live!!!

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