|Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes)|
There was a gaping chasm between 2006's First Impressions Of Earth and this year's Angles, both in time and quality. Thankfully, The Strokes are already back in the studio writing, seemingly in the hopes of erasing the bad vibes surrounding the recording and release of Angles.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, bassist Nickolai Fraiture seemed much happier, saying 'it's feeling really good', a change from the grumbling between singer Julian Casablancas and the rest of the band over the stilted sessions for Angles. That said, Fraiture confirmed, 'We're kind of doing the same thing as the last record ' we're bringing in parts and ideas and kind of just working on those and trying to make sense of them, coming from five different people."
Fraiture seems excited about getting new sounds out to the public very soon, "If we could do it tomorrow, that'd be great. But yeah, as soon as possible I think." Perhaps necessarily, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr chastened Fraiture saying, 'Let's get songs first and then think about recording."