Nikolai Fraiture: The Strokes Will Start Working On Fifth Album in April

by Eric Van Dril · 73 comments

Angles has been out for all of two days, but The Strokes are ready to begin working on a fifth record. This week, the band got together and decided to return to the studio in April to begin work on the follow-up to Angles.

In an interview with XFM’s Steve Harris, bassist Nikolai Fraiture discussed myriad topics, including one reason why The Strokes have decided not to roll out an elaborate tour for Angles.

Thanks to Annie for the link and ShesFixing for ripping the audio. Zane is superior, by the way.

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1 santi09 March 26, 2011 at 1:09 pm

ok! I did not know, hehehe

2 alx. March 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm

@wolfman Woah. You convinced me.
It sounds pretty good good to me to have those 3 as singles. Definitely the best tracks on the album.
I hope we get b-sides…

3 AC March 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I thought singles are usually released before albums are? So Ucod would have been the only single? I don’t know, maybe I’m wrong

4 Pete March 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm


No….usually one single is released before the album….then 2 more.

5 AC March 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

Oh ok…but why is it like that? Why would they release songs that have already been heard? Or would they release b-sides? so confused…

6 James March 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

@AC So that more people hear it. New fans = More money = More albums

7 alx. March 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Nowadays a single is the songs that are chosen from an album, though to be the most likely to appeal to all publics, and that will be more commercial, have more radio plays, a video clip, everything to promote the sells of the actual LP.
Some bands still put out a physical copy like a 7″ vinyl to promote it and they also include b-sides cause it’s how it was back in the days, where everybody bought singles and had amazing b-sides, different times. I think is cool they still do things like that.

Hey whatever happened to Radio Minor Madness? I never really knew…

8 Christine March 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm

@Eric Van Dril:
Even if there are no big tour plans, do you think there’s still hope for a Chicago concert this summer?

9 Maria March 28, 2011 at 9:50 am


10 Bella April 16, 2011 at 9:40 pm

Wait which songs are going to be the last two singles? I hope machu picchu!!

11 Eric Van Dril April 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

@Bella — Taken For A Fool is probably going to be the second single, Albert recently said.

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