The Strokes planning to record new album in January 2010

Julian Casablancas and Nikolai Fraiture have been dropping hints

The Strokes have indicated they are to start work imminently on their new album.

And according to bandmates Julian Casablancas and Nikolai Fraiture they could be doing so as soon as January next year.

“While the guys are in LA, I went to scout some studios in NYC with Ryan [GentlesThe Strokes manager] today for what looks like Jan recording!!! mood = f***ing excited.” Fraiture wrote on his Twitter.

But Casablancas said the plans weren’t set in concrete, but also revealed January sessions had been discussed.

“We’re supposed to get back together in January but don’t hold me to that,” Casablancas told Pitchfork. “We’ve been trying to do it for years. I’m always available and they know that but getting together is tough,” he added.

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