The Strokes’ studio clip reveals ‘disastrous’ ‘Angles’ album sessions – video

Fab Moretti also performs an unlikely cover version in a new video
The Strokes have released more footage documenting the recording of new album ‘Angles’.

Watch the video above to see the band at work in the studio laying down new track ‘Taken For A Fool’, written by guitarist Nick Valensi.

However, Valensi himself alludes to the album’s protracted birth, joking: “It’s been a disaster from the get-go. I can’t seem to learn the songs. I don’t even know where the hell I am. Where am I?”


With their parts apparently done, Fab Moretti and Albert Hammond Jr are left to goof around during their downtime, playing table tennis, playfighting and indulging in a duet of Divinyls‘ 1991 hit ‘I Touch Myself’.

The Strokes recorded ‘Angles’ in Hammond Jr‘s New York studio, after initial sessions at the city’s Avatar Studio proved fruitless. The album is out on March 21 in the UK.

Click here to see the first part of The Strokes’ in-the-studio diaries, and stay tuned to NME.COM for the third instalment.

In other Strokes news, new album track ‘You’re So Right’ is streaming exclusively on NME.COM now – click here to listen to it. The band have also unveiled their comeback video for the single ‘Under Cover Of Darkness’.

Plus get this week’s NME, on UK newsstands today (March 2) or available digitally, for a track-by-track guide to ‘Angles’ from Casablancas.