Now that we know the Strokes have finally completed recording sessions for their first LP since 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, details are starting to emerge about their long-awaited follow-up. Earlier this year, they entered NYC’s Avatar Studios (and even posted some fun footage from the in-studio reunion), but — according to an interview with guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. in the latest issue of Rolling Stone — those sessions were scrapped before the band headed upstate to put LP4 officially to tape. Hammond said (via The Strokes News):
We spent the last 6 months recording in my studio upstate and we are beyond thrilled with the 10 songs we have for this record. We cannot wait for everyone to hear it. I’m positive that you’ll be as excited as we are.
So there you have it. Short and sweet, like the first two Strokes records, Is This It and Room on Fire. According to the article, Gus Oberg, who engineered Hammond’s debut solo album, Yours to Keep, helmed the Catskills sessions and is potentially listed as one of the album’s producers (Joe Chiccarelli was originally enlisted to produce earlier this year). Yeah, this is totally happening, people.