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The Strokes recording without singer

The Strokes are making their new album without the input of singer and lead songwriter Julian Casablancas.
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The Strokes are making their new album without singer Julian Casablancas.

The band are presently in the studio working on the follow up to their 2006 album 'First Impressions Of Earth', but are developing their tracks without Julian, who wrote all the tracks on the band's three previous albums.

The singer said he is purposefully excluding himself from the initial recording process so he doesn't interfere too much.

He said: "I'm pretty opinionated. Nothing pushy to the point of it's my way or no way, but I'll hear a song and be like, 'Hmmm, it feels like the bass should be like something different'. Whereas if I feel like I wasn't in the room then they could just kind of spread their wings."

The singer is instead going to enter the studio later to lay down his vocals.

Describing what he expects the style of the record to be, he said: "It sounds more like the last record, but I might try to funk it up a little bit."

He also admitted the reason behind the band accepting to play a handful of festivals in the US and Europe this summer was financial.

Speaking on US TV he said: "Should I say the truth? Money. The offers were so crazy we had to say yes."

The Strokes' fourth album is expected to be released in September.

Posted on 24 Mar 2010 07:00 to category : Music News

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