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The Strokes Are Recording A New Album - Does Anybody Care?

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After a four-year hiatus, singer Julian Casablancas has announced that The Strokes are scheduled to release a new album early next year saying, "I think January. I was told not to predict anymore. But I’m pretty sure it should be out in January."

He also revealed that the band has been recording their material in New York instead of their home in Los Angeles, adding:

"For me, there’s something about recording in New York - I was just thinking about it literally yesterday for the first time, in terms of if I could have a choice, because everywhere I’ve ever recorded has kinda been like a logical choice or out of necessity. But there’s something about recording in a nice studio in New York. Maybe it’s just because it’s expensive, I dunno. Recording in LA is nice though."

We're glad that they've decided to come back together after all their various solo projects, but are The Strokes even relevant any more??

What do U think?

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112 comments to “The Strokes Are Recording A New Album - Does Anybody Care?”

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  1. 1

    I care!

  2. 2

    I CARE!!!

  3. 3

    I care. Julian's voice is amazing.

  4. 4

    Does he ever bathe?

  5. 5

    you can't be serious. YES people care A LOT.
    ize of the world

  6. 6

    yes people care, stop praising people like bieber and realise there are bands with talent in this world

  7. 7

    Yes, they are relevant to people who do not listen to the kind of craptastic underage pop-tard music that you seem to think is the only worthwhile music in the universe.

  8. 8

    I care! The Strokes are the most amaziing band ever. Can't wait for the new album from people who are meant to be in the music business.

  9. 9

    The Strokes were and are great. I have many friends who will love this news. I understand that this site is generally for braindead superficial people who think Gaga and Beiber are the saviours, but believe it or not not everyone is like you. thank fuck,

  10. 10

    I CARE! The Strokes rock. Great news.

  11. 11

    Again, Perez, you are wicked out of touch with the peeps. Clueless.

  12. Kylyn says – reply to this


    That BOOMBOX song was awesome. Andy Samberg,if you're reading, I'm available for sex. You, me and our comical brains. ;)

  13. odile says – reply to this


    actually mario, you stupid fat bitch…a lot of people care. at least those with decent taste in music.

  14. 14

    Legitimate bands are not like Speidi or gladiator sandals, they are based on talent and ever-evolving creativitiy and style. Perez, Mario, whatever your name is, I wish you read these comments, because if you did you would work harder to sound even moderately intelligent when you write.

    p.s. Your review of the clothes at the Costume Gala were polar opposite to those of respected critics and the fashion world in general. Unfortunately, you seem to have no taste.

  15. 15

    I care a lot. First you trash The Libertines reunion, and now The Strokes. What's wrong with you?

  16. 16

    I care! Just had Julian's concert here in Melbourne, Australia on Friday night and it was AMAZING and I have tickets to The Strokes for July :D :D CAN. NOT. WAIT!

  17. 17

    YAY!! I

  18. 18

    I care - The Strokes are the best band ever, LOVE THEM! Great music!

  19. 19

    I care. Good music, influential band.

  20. 20

    You don't care about the Strokes reuniting. You don't care about the Libertines reuniting either. Do you listen to anything besides tween pop? I read somewhere once in an article that someone said you "have an ear for talent" which literally made me laugh out loud.

    You have no ear for talent, you simply jump on what is "hot" at the moment. And you are incredibly unintelligent. It is quite funny actually. You lack common sense, any direction, or education in the traditional sense. You went to school? Good for you, it does not make you smart.

  21. 21

    perez - are YOU even relevant anymore?

  22. 22

    Their first album gave everyone a much-needed swift kick in the ass. Their second album…not so much. They were trying too hard on that one…something just wasn't working. But I'll give their new album a listen when it comes out, just out of respect. Nikolai Fraiture is pretty fucking amazing. He sent me the nicest postcard many moons ago. There will never be anyone more lovely than Nikolai…

  23. 23

    I love how everyone disagrees with you, Mario. You have the WORST taste in music. Do me a favor and go listen to Is This It by the Strokes, then try writing about them again.

  24. 24

    I care, I love The Strokes as much as I love Julian Casablancas!

  25. 25

    are you retarded… a TON of people care.

  26. 26

    Give it a listen

  27. 27

    Um yes, people care. The people that are into rock music, not pop stars. Julian Casablancas just had a pretty successful run with his solo record, and The Strokes have always done well. Anyone doing something badass is still relevant, even if they're not media whoring themselves into the general public's consciousness 24/7.

  28. 28

    It has NOTHING to do with relevance you shallow boob.

    Some of us care about real music.

  29. 29

    Seriously Perez? Lot's of ppl care! The world's not made up of teeny boppers.

  30. 30

    Are you kidding me Mario? Are they relevant? Maybe not in your craptastic regurgitated pop world…but to the rest of us appreciators of true creativity and musical genius (well, maybe not genius but close!) YES…The Strokes are still relevant. You are retarded Mario. Why do I waste my time here again? I dunno…joke is on me I guess.

  31. 31

    I love them! Theyre way more relevant than anyone you talk about. And dumbass they are based in New york, they started out in New York, where do you get los angeles genius?

  32. 32

    YES I CARE!!!! oh perez, u make me nervous sometimes lol!

  33. 33

    Julian Casablancas

  34. 34

    I care! I love the strokes and I'm sure many people are excited about their new album

  35. 35

    i love the strokes.i love that new york sound.

  36. 36

    It doesn’t matter if they’re “relevant” anymore. Relevant in comparison to what, Lady Gaga? That is always the dumbest question asked when people refer to bands that have been out of the spotlight for a while. “Are they relevant anymore?” WTF is that supposed to mean? A band is only a good as they’re last record and if the Strokes top their last record and their fans like what they hear, they’ll buy the record. Simple as that. It has nothing to do with being “relevant.” By the way. The Strokes are headlining every major music festival here and in Europe this summer, if that is any indication of how “relevant” they are. Just sayin’…

  37. 37

    i just created an account just to tell you that not only i care, but i've been waiting for this for years.
    you should be smarter and support not only crappy pop acts, but cool rock n rool bands… i'm sure that not all of your readers like lady gaga

  38. 38

    by the way… most of the polls that music magazines have done about the BEST ALBUMS OF THE DECADE have mentioned the strokes in their top positions…
    dont be stupid, music is always relevant… as opposed to pop, rock neveeer dies!!!!!!!!

  39. 39

    Yes,I do care!!!!!Good for them and their fans!Please don't offend fans just because you don't like a good music!!!And stop stuff s—ty music like Sliiimy e.t.c… down the peoples throats!!!

  40. 40

    speak for yourself perez

  41. 41

    Of course people care, Perez. There is a strong base of dedicated fans that have been waiting YEARS for the Strokes to come back together, and to insinuate that this band is all washed up is total ignorance on your part. To pose the question, "are they still relevant?" is equally ignorant, because this band DEFINED what was musically relevant in the 00's, and they're going to redefine it all over again. There is a world outside pop garbage, believe it or not.

    And BTW, the Strokes all live in New York City, and they are recording in their hometown. Julian merely recorded his solo in LA. Nice "journalism".

  42. 42

    Yet another example of how much of a moron you are perez. The strokes are actually a good band, wether you like their music or not, they have talent. Sorry they don't look like 12 year old boys (such as you prefer) and sing songs that have been written for them. As far as relevance goes. Mybe you need to take a look at yourself. Then again you have never been relevant. enough already …you are a talentless moron who knows nothing about anything. You suck. And no matter how much weight u lose, your still stuck with that hideous face of yours…

  43. 43

    Of course! The Strokes ROCK! I have been waiting for a new album!

  44. 44

    I LOVE the Strokes and they will always be relevant. They are easily one of the best rock bands of all time. True fans of the Strokes have been eagerly anticipating the release of their new album. Yes, it was great for them to all do their own thing, but nothing compares to what they produce when they are all together. To question their relevancy is bewildering to me - The Strokes are headlining almost every major Music Festival this year in Europe and North America - so clearly they are very relevant. I for one am looking forward to seeing them at Lollapalooza in August.

  45. merez says – reply to this


    theres a difference between relivency and good music you fat douche

  46. 46

    I care. I like the group. Good luck with the new album.

  47. 47

    Short answer, yes people with musical taste care.

  48. 48

    MORE RELEVANT THAN YOU. see theres hollywood/fame/popularity etc, all of which is ~your~ thing, and then theres art. real art, like The Strokes, isnt about whats new or popular, its about whats good. they are real music, and they are good. they are relevant because their fans never stopped listening to them and never will. you on the other hand, won't care about Heidi Montag or Miley Cyrus in 3 years because you will have found the next "popular" and current thing. it is for this reason that your opinion on music is also "irrelevant", because the music itself is obviously not something you care about, or you wouldnt be saying this.

  49. 49

    The Strokes went has high number 8 on the New Musical Express chart list, so I guess some people care. Slimy, well, they never heard of him.

  50. 50

    I care, The Strokes are a great band, Julian has an amazing voice! what is wrong with you? Pop music isn't the only music that's important to people. Wake up not everyone likes the same shit you do, some people actually like good music. I mean I like lady gaga but I love rock before anything else!

  51. 51

    I care, can't wait to see them at Lolla this year!

  52. 52

    Ugh you're an idiot. Just because this is a stupid celebrity website doesn't mean you need to bash real artists out there. And no, I don't read this website, but was redirected to this article which is pissing people off. Seriously, they're too good to even be mentioned on your website, don't lower them to this petty celebrity gossip bullshit.

  53. 53

    Usually i agree with you but c`mon you don`t like them cause they aren`t pretty little bitches like the killers right? cause you sure love that dumbass brandon flowers and that`s not GOOD music the Strokes are

  54. 54

    Good music is always relevant dude.

  55. 55

    "but are The Strokes even relevant any more??"

    youre shitting me right?

    fuck yes they are, especially to the millions who actually LISTEN to MUSIC, which is not half the jack shit that plays on the fucking radio these days. The Strokes are original and they play real music, much respect to that.

    @trailer trash - 'Does he ever bathe?' pssh just looking at your name? i WILL ignore that comment.

    please perez, i really love you and all, but youre seriously Gaga over bullshit.

    get over it.

    enough said.

  56. 56

    i had to make an account to comment on this. everyone cares. the strokes are the best band ever.
    p.s the strokes are from new york so yeah

  57. 57

    hell yeah!!
    I freaking care - I've been waiting four years for this album! :)

  58. 58

    i nver read this bullshit, but someone directed me to think link for a good chuckle. thanks perez! you generic, idiotic statements gave me a healthy laugh indeed! why don't you continue to write about lindsey lohah getting piss drunk and cutting herself, and leave REAL, TALENTED ARTISTS ALONE. Julian, and every memeber of The Strokes are respectable individuals, who stay out of the lime light with their personal lives… They write incredible music, and perform it live equally as well. Their lyrics are of substance and the instrumentals can actually be orgasm inducing, for those of us that appreciate REAL music and not this bullshit on the pop charts.

  59. 59

    8====================D choke on this fatty :)

  60. 60

    I care very much!!!! The Strokes are the only decent, relevant , rockin', kick-ass band to come out in the last decade. We fans will wait as long as it takes to re-live the feeling of hearing something from the Strokes!!! Saw Julian in NYC in January and met him afterward—he is the conssumate performer and a really cool down-to-earth dude that truly loves hanging with his fans… The Strokes can wipe their ass with most lame "popular" performers out there today!

  61. klein says – reply to this


    Fuck you Perez. Are YOU even relevant any more?
    And the Strokes are from New York, you dumb shit.

  62. 62

    I, like everyone else who posted here so far, care a lot. The Strokes create brilliant music. And they created brilliant solo projects as well. The four years were needed, as all of them have said. I'm pretty sure everyone who has posted here can't wait to hear the album. So, are they relevant? Yes. I would have to say so. They are very relevant for people who love good, creative, and well played music.

  63. 63

    Are you mental? I CARE! A lot of people do! And kudos to you for picking the most unflattering picture of Julian Casablancas ever! Seriously, what the hell…..

  64. 64

    I care !
    But Perez are you even relevant ? I don't think so !

  65. 65

    PLEASEEEE, if LAME ASS J.Lo can try and have a comeback why cant the VERY TALENTED STROKES????

    F OFF…really bad judgement

  66. 66

    I care, Perez. And, in case you didn't read through the interview you just quoted or don't know much about the Strokes, their popularity has increased a great deal in the past few years. Their album "Is This It" is a huge hit. They completely defined a decade in terms of the garage rock revival in New York City. A lot of people care that they're making a new album, and have been following updates about it for some time (check the messageboard on their website if you're not convinced).

    Another thing, the Strokes are from New York, not LA. As a fan of yours and also the Strokes, I'm quite disappointed that you didn't thoroughly check neither the facts nor assess many peoples' opinions of the Strokes and their new album before posting this.

  67. 67

    is that a joke? the strokes are so awesome.

  68. 68

    I am so excited!! Of course The Strokes are still relevant. Bands like Arctic Monkeys, The Killers or Kings of Leon wouldn't be here if it weren't for those 5 guys.

  69. 69

    Everyone but you cares Perez…. The Strokes are FAAAAR FAR FAR FAR better than most of the shit you promote… like that french dude? WTF… and Operator Please???… Ugh.

    THEY are music, and IM STOOOOKEDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. 70

    oh, shut the fuck up perez. i, for one, DEFINITELY care. i feel sorry for you for having the shittiest taste in music ever.

  71. 71

    Re: stjons – YOU took the words out of my mouth!

  72. 72

    I think everyone who commented so far made it clear that people DO care. that's because we have a decent taste in music and can't all be miley fuckin cyrus fans

  73. 73

    I CARE! perez, you have NO basis on which so say the strokes aren't relevant. they have a huge fan base who have stuck with the strokes through their haitus.

  74. 74

    The Strokes are more relevant than you will ever be, Perez.

  75. 75

    I care, The Strokes is one of the best bands on this earth. "Is This It" and "Room on Fire" are in my top ten best albums of all time right next to Dark Side of the Moon and Rush of Blood to the Head.

  76. 76

    Re: kat5000 – HELLL YES!!!!

  77. 77

    more relevant than u'll ever be, buckethead

  78. 78

    wtf… seriously, they're way much more relevant than you… I obviously CARE, and you obviously have the shittiest taste

  79. 79

    I LOVE THE STROKES!!! And I think JUlian is HOT! Can't wait for ther album.

  80. 80

    oh no
    lets all listen to miley cyrus and justin bieber
    these guys havent put a foot wrong

    their new album will be awesome

  81. 81

    please retract this shit.

  82. 82

    I CARE!!!! i looovee The Strokes ESPECIALLY Julian Casablancas!!!!

  83. 83

    yes people do care you fat pig, the strokes are amazing

  84. 84

    I CARE.

  85. 85

    OF COURSE THEY ARE! just because YOU don't like them (i think you've never listened to them) and idolize disney stars doesnt mean that everybody does too… douche

  86. 86

    Oh, you are pathetic Perez… Go back to listening to your overly synthesized "music". When was the last time you even LISTENED to The Stokes, or Casablancas' solo work? Maybe you should look more into what you are trash talking… If you had done your homework, you'd know they were/are worth coming back! Idiot.

  87. 87

    you stupid fat bitch…a lot of people care.

    YES I CARE!!The Strokes are the best band ever

  88. 88

    yes, people care. dispite of what you pop dumbasses think, there are people with contience in this world that can recognize real music when they listen to it.
    ps: justin bieber is NOT an exemple of real music.

  89. 89

    They definitely ARE relevant!! They've been relevant since they first started almost 10 years ago. They may not be on a mainstream level in the US, but really that shouldn't matter if the mainstream category in US comprises of trash like Heidi Montag, Jon Gosselin, and Miley Cyrus. To this day, they have influenced so many international bands out there and will continue to influence many more to come. The fact that you are questioning whether anyone cares or if they are relevant got me completely flabbergasted!! I have never contributed in any blog/forum/discussion before, but this certainly got my attention and demanded my input. However, in the end, I do appreciate this (although very little) coverage on one of the most amazing music bands of the 2000's =) I also appreciate that there weren't any drawings of jizz or male genitilia on Jules' beautiful face!!

  90. 90

    i seriously doubt he's ever listened to the strokes let alone heard of them until he stumbled upon the news of their new cd coming out. apparently he ran out of things to talk about and considering the only thing he knows how to do is put celebrities down he had to throw in his two cents, but it's nice to see not one person who commented had anything bad to say about the strokes because they really ARE amazing and this is the best news i've heard in awhile!

  91. 91

    wow perez, YES people care! the strokes are fantastic and what music is all about!

    also, way to be up and current. you're just reporting this now? they've said this months ago.

  92. 92

    i care, seriously perez im sick of you im sorry but how do you make a life out of ruining other peoples lives?

  93. 93

    a lottttt of people care.

  94. 94

    god, perez. you just made me hate you.

  95. 95

    you're a fucking idiot. They're headlining the biggest festivals this summer and youre asking if they're relevant? Go lick gaga's cooter you tasteless fool

  96. 96

    Seriously, this is the last time I've ever visited this site. I'm sick of you.

  97. 97

    For many of us rock has become so mainstream and boring. It is everything it started out opposing! I like the new music , Post-Bands music that is bringing back quality music.

  98. 98

    ARE YOU KIDDING????? just because they are not lady gaga..TRUE MUSIC FANS..ROCK MUSIC FANS..WE CARE..A LOT! this just goes to show all you care about is POP MUSIC..not REAL MUSIC!

  99. 99

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?…HEADLINING ONE OF THE BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVALS THIS SUMMER?…lmaooooooo this is the biggest crock of shit i have EVER READ

  100. @v@ says – reply to this


    It's Hard To Explain, so stay Under Control before you give this the Red Light; just chill, have a Juicebox at 12:51, and then decide to Take It or Leave It if they don't manage Someday to bring their music Into The Modern Age before the rumoured Reptilia bring us all to an Automatic Stop on the Last Nite and we all have to see each other On The Other Side.

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