The guitarist said that the mood in the band is good, with the album recorded and set to be mixed soon.
"We're all really excited to be stepping into the next chapter," he said. "We spent the last six months recording in my studio upstate and we are beyond thrilled with the 10 songs we have for this record."
Speaking of the finished tracks, Hammond Jr added: "I'm positive that you'll be as excited as we are."
plus on parle
plus les mots ne veulent rien dire
^ Agreed! Monkeys AND The Strokes, would be mindblowing
Here is a recent feature they did with TDK. Two videos of them being adorable talking about mix tapes and their mix tape list (which includes 2 songs by The Arctic Monkeys thanks to Albert):
SOHO "Hippy Chick"
WHAM! "Careless Whisper"
PEARL JAM "Better Man"
IN LIVING COLOUR "Cult of Personality"
JANES ADDICTION "Jane Says"
POSION "Fallen Angel"
VANILLA ICE "Ice Ice Baby"
PEARL JAM "Yellow Ledbetter"
MGMT "Brian Eno"
ARCTIC MONKEYS "Mardy Bum"
BON JOVI "Livin’ on a Prayer"
GUNS 'N ROSES "Welcome To The Jungle"
U2 “Two Hearts Beat As One”
ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)"
FRANK SINATRA "My Way"
RADIOHEAD "Talk Show Host"
AC/DC "Let There Be Rock"
MOTLEY CREW "Dr. Feelgood"
SKIDROW "Youth Gone Wild"
BUILT TO SPILL "Distopian Dream Girl"
BEETHOVEN "Moonlight Sonata"
ARCTIC MONKEYS "Despair in the Departure Lounge"
SAM COOKE "A Change Is Gonna Come"
PUCCINI "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot
great vids. haha ow fabrizio is just the best. julians clothing is intriguing. they all seem like quite different characters!
i saw them at austin city limits in october and they were awesome. julian comes out with some random stuff huh.
Annnnd they have named their new album and most of the tracks!
The Strokes have tentatively named their forthcoming fourth album 'Angles' and set a UK release date of March 21.
The record's lead single is likely to be named 'Under Cover Of Darkness'.
The band gave the album information to Rolling Stone magazine, also revealing further song titles 'Taken For A Fool', 'Life Is Simple', 'Machu Picchu', 'Radio Minor Madness' and 'Call Me Back'.
Guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. explained the album title by saying: "It's what the record sounds like. It comes from five different people."
'Life Is Simple' is the only song that survived from sessions the band recorded with producer Joe Chiccarelli before deciding to record in Hammond Jr's own studio, taking on production duties themselves.
Hammond Jr said that, after the album was out, he was hoping the band wouldn't wait another five years before releasing their next effort. "We want to release albums quicker," he explained.
The new record will be their first since 2006's 'First Impressions Of Earth'.
Guitarist Nick Valensi added: "I don't want to make an album every five years. I love being in this band and I want it to be a career thing."