The Strokes Announce 2014 Return
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.16.2013
A return to the scene...
NME reports that The Strokes are planning to "return to the scene" in 2014. The band released a fan email newsletter called "Fall 2013 Update" which promoted guitarist Albert Hammond Jr's solo album.
It reads: "Hey folks, while The Strokes are toiling and writing, looking at 2014 for a return to the scene, Albert Hammond Jr. has been busy on his solo EPů"
Their most recent album, Comedown Machine, was released in March. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture said that they have no plans to tour in support of the album.
Hammond previously said that there could be "10 more Strokes albums" in the future.
He said: "There might be times when we're not doing things but I don't feel like we'll ever stop. We've come to the point where we've been together so long and been through so much that why announce anything besides what we're doing? We're just together."
Hammond released his EP AHJ last week on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records label. It was a follow-up to his 2006 album Yours to Keep and 2008's ¿Cómo Te Llama?.
He added: "It's a combination of both previous recordings, which in turn makes it feel like it's the best material that I've made so far."