The Strokes are currently recording Strokes V, according to Albert Hammond Sr.

by Eric Van Dril · 77 comments

OK, so here’s the skinny: Albert Hammond Sr. is on Twitter and, unlike the three members of The Strokes who are on the social network, he directly answers questions about The Strokes’ fifth record.

Today, AHS responded to a fan asking him when The Strokes are going to come to Argentina.

AHS wrote: “ahora mismo estan ocupados grabando su quinto CD en New York besos oxoxoxoxoxo(*-* )” Thanks to reader shadey, this means “(The Strokes) are now busy recording their fifth CD in New York kisses oxoxoxoxoxo (* – *)”

I hope he’s right, but if I had to bet, I’d say he means writing the fifth record, not recording. I don’t think The Strokes want to jump into the studio for another drawn out process after they had to record Angles twice. Moreover, Julian just went to Disney World (by himself, I hope) and Fab is reportedly living in Paris.

What I advise is for people to ask Julian, Albert, Ryan and Niko if this is true on Twitter. They don’t often respond, but maybe we’ll get lucky.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 the modern age April 10, 2012 at 8:54 am

@Tommy Pickles, I totally agree with you. And I noticed the birthday wish too- I thought it was so cute (what’s with Julian and the clowns on twitter lately though?) Those two must still love each other. They used to hug and kiss each other, for goodness sake, LOL 🙂

@Annie1251, Of course! We’re all friends here 🙂 It’s so fun to chat about this stuff b/c no one I know really cares, lol. Their loss. And I agree with you in that Julian seems to know what’s best… the other guys should consider just accepting that.

2 Nicki April 10, 2012 at 10:41 am

Guys someone asked Nick’s wife on twitter what’s up with the 5th album and she said “hubby is at work today so assuming that’s what happening” she didn’t specify whether they’re writing or recording, but this confirms that they ARE working on it! I mean she lives with the man she would know. 😀

3 Annie 1251 April 10, 2012 at 10:47 am

OK – THAT sounds promising!

4 Nicki April 10, 2012 at 11:17 am

Yes it does!!! 😀 can we get excited now? Lol

5 Eric Van Dril April 10, 2012 at 11:23 am

@Nicki — I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m excited.

6 nicki April 10, 2012 at 11:41 am

ME TOO!!!!! 😀

7 the modern age April 10, 2012 at 12:09 pm


8 Choco April 10, 2012 at 1:58 pm

I love how Al’s dad puts the xoxox + emoticon at the end is anyone else just mesmorised by this too?

9 Choco April 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Hey guys, so I have this chatroom where Strokes fans can chat live (no camera skype stuff) it uses this site called chatango if you’ve ever heard of it. I think it’d be cool to share it with you guys if that’s alright Eric.

Oh yeah, Eric if you happen to be reading this you can post this chatroom on the site if you want I can provide the embed code if you like. I mean its just an idea, but if can please check it out. I just made it so yeah…
here’s the link

so everyone if you want you can join this live chat you can chat as an anon if you’d like or you can quickly sign up for chatango (optional) its fast and easy I promise. oh and i really dont mean to steal this sites traffic or anything I just truly want to chat live with fellow fans, not that i dont like chatting here…

10 Amelia April 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Why is Al Pacino tweeting about the strokes?

11 BiffTannen April 12, 2012 at 6:16 am

Al Pacino? Don’t you mean Bruce Springsteen..?

12 Amelia April 12, 2012 at 6:30 pm

lol how does Dustin Hoffman have information about the strokes

13 Klarissa April 12, 2012 at 7:05 pm

Yay! I’m so glad to be reading more news about them!!! 😀 I am SOOOO excited for thier fifth album! Can’t wait!!!!!!!! 😀 But why did you wish that Julian went to Disney World by himself????? That’s weird.

14 Klarissa April 12, 2012 at 7:07 pm

@Choco, I am too mused by the xoxoxoxo thing. lol

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