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Strokes piss about in the studio, delay album

By | Published on Tuesday 6 July 2010

I reckon I could have an entire Strokes album written and recorded in about two hours, but the band themselves seem to be struggling. Having finally got themselves into a studio earlier this year to work on the follow-up to 2006’s ‘First Impressions Of Earth’, they’ve seemingly not been happy with results so far.

The new album was originally expected to be released later this year, then in May frontman Julian Casablancas told Clash he was “pretty sure it should be out in January 2011”. Now he says the album is only “halfway done” and won’t be on sale until at least March.

Speaking to 6music, Casablancas said: “We’ve wanted to do it [record the album] for months, or maybe a year now, and we keep thinking, ‘OK, we’ll do it for these three weeks and then we’ll be done’. And then we do it and we decide that we’re not done, or something comes in the way”.