The Strokes Recorded Their New Album Together, Like One Big Happy Band

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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

This may not seem like a big deal until you recall that Angles was made piecemeal; Julian Casablancas recorded his vocal tracks separately, then e-mailed them to the rest of the band with "vague" notes. Not so for Comedown Machine — at least according to bassist Nikolai Fraiture, who told Zane Lowe that the band recorded the album "mostly" together. "Like the good old days." Let's hope.