The Strokes Recorded Parts for New Album While Playing the Live Out Monterrey Festival
The Strokes are gearing up for album number six. Earlier this week, the "Last Nite" rockers played at Mexico's Live Out Monterrey Festival, and while the band was down south, they also hit up a recording studio to work on some new songs.
According to an Instagram post by Victoria Records CEO Victoria Morales-Kühne, The Strokes stopped by the studio in order to work out a new album. According to Consequence of Sound, the band mostly rented out the space to rehearse for the Live Out Monterrey Festival but also laid down a few drum tracks for a yet-to-be announced album.
After The Strokes stopped by, Morales-Kühne shared a snapshot on her Instagram, just for double confirmation.
When one of your favorite bands in the world contacts you months in advance to rent your studio B to record drums and studio A to rehearse and you're just grateful. WHAT IS LIFE RIGHT NOW?!! @TheStrokes at @VictoriaRecords #FabrizioMoretti #JulianCasablancas #TheStrokes
A photo posted by Victoria Morales-Kühne (@victoriamoraleskuhne) on Dec 11, 2015 at 10:01pm PST
Notably, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. is missing from the studio - he was arrested in Mexico earlier that evening for fighting a pickpocket who tried to rob his wife.
News that The Strokes are actively recording in the studio isn't the first buzz surrounding a new album from the rockers this year. In September at the Landmark Festival, Strokes frontman Julian Casablanas revealed that the band would be working on new material in the coming months. Nick Valensi's wife, Amanda de Cadenet confirmed that news.
The Strokes' last album, Comedown Machine, was released in 2013. Since then, the band has been working on solo material and performing at the occasional festival.