The Strokes Are Back in the Studio Already

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Julian Casablancas, Nikolai Fraiture, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr. and Fabrizio Moretti of the Strokes attend the Tommy Hilfiger 25th anniversary celebration at The Metropolitan Opera House on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage for Tommy Hilfiger) Photo: Jamie McCarthy/2010 WireImage

The Strokes bassist Nikolai Fraiture tweeted yesterday, "Super excited to go in to the studio today and work on some new ideas! I'll keep you posted," then added "For The Strokes, of course!" Recording new stuff, and so soon after Angles! Glass-half-empty take: Bands record stuff all the time; it doesn't mean we'll actually get a quickie album or anything. Glass-half-full take: The band finally figured out how to work together at the end of the sessions for Angles, meaning they've never had more fun than they are having right now; that will lead to a quickie album featuring a next-level Strokes sound that combines the best bits of their early glory with, uh, trip-hop? [NME]