The Strokes "writing and rehearsing" new album

The Strokes
The Strokes

With the seemingly endless supply of Strokes' side-projects finally running out, the band have reconvened to work on their fourth album, the follow-up to 2006's First Impressions Of Earth.

"The Strokes are now all back hard at work in their NYC space on writing and rehearsing new material," said manager Ryan Gentles in a mailout to fans.

"No recording studio time has been booked yet, as they sketch out the blue-prints of new songs and fine tune plans in their rehearsal space, but it will undoubtedly be all mapped out and etched in stone at some point in the not-too-distant future."

A 2009 release?

"I wish I could tell you that this DEFINITELY meant we can expect an album release date before the end of 2009, but it's just too soon to speculate on that for sure yet," he continued.

We'll just keep on waiting, then.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).