The Strokes To Reconvene In February
Itís been two-and-a-half years since The Strokes made music together, and no one really seems sure what the layoff will do to the bandís sound. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture has been especially vocal about the uncertainty, recently telling Billboard, ďI think that itís really everybodyís way of kinda regrouping and being themselves again. That way the next album weíll feel fresh again and weíll have new ideas."
Actually, I can really see the logic in splitting up briefly to help unity in the long run. Sometimes people need a little space to fail on their own and remind themselves why they need each other. Of course, sometimes one of the memberís solo runs is wildly well-received and they have no interest in reconvening. Itís all a big crap shoot, really. Thankfully, that solo success doesnít seem likely for any of The Strokes.
Theyíll hit the studio in February, which will likely produce an album around Christmas/ early 2010. Iíll probably buy it.