According to a tweet last night from Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas, the new album is finished, though it won’t see the light of day this year. “Still not going to be out for a few months-mixing, etc,” he wrote in a message to another user. “But JUST finally finished it yesterday actually!?” The note was then retweeted a bunch of times, and we rejoiced, because there was a time when The Strokes were the most important band in the country, and we remember that time.
But what to expect from this forthcoming album? “It sounds more like the last record, but I may try to funk it up a little bit,” Casablancas told Spin earlier this year. The band has been working with John Chicarelli (Beck, White Stripes) in the studio for quite some time now, and the album has been talked about for more than a year. “There is disagreement as to whether the songs are ready,” Casablancas said in October 2009. “Some of the band think they are and others don’t. I’m somewhere in the middle.” Here’s to the end of disagreements!