Update: Pitchfork spoke with The Strokes’ management and Wiz Kid apparently said the band isn’t working on a new record. As I said before, it’s smart if The Strokes keep any work sessions quiet because inactivity in the press typically equates to fans not expecting new material soon. We’ve heard from multiple sources — Albert’s dad, Nick’s wife — that they’re working on new material. They’re just not recording, which is what I think the Pitchfork piece says. UPDATED
The Strokes have recently logged time at New York’s Electric Lady Studios recording the follow-up to 2011’s “Angles,” Billboard.com has learned.
The group is working with producer Gus Oberg, who was behind the mixing desk for parts of “Angles” and previously collaborated with Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. on his 2008 solo album “Como Te Llama?.”
There isn’t any new information, or quotes, in the story and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it stay that way. Although I run this site and love any and all new information about new Strokes songs, I think it’s wise to let the band quietly work on new material and keep the negative voices/forces away.