The Strokes are currently recording their third album, and they’re working with a new producer: David Kahne. Kahne is the guy at Warner Music who told Wilco that Yankee Hotel Foxtrot would kill their career and refused to release it. Strokes manager, Ryan Gentles is “confident that [the Strokes album] will come out sometime this year.”
Complete message from Ryan Gentles
Subject : studio news and mailing list
things have been quiet for THE STROKES, but it’s starting to get busy again…here’s some news.
The 5 members of the THE STROKES have been in their recording studio here in NYC making the third album. They’re about 5 songs into it right now, and they’re working with a new producer…. DAVID KAHNE. No word on when they’ll be finished, it will take as long as it takes, but we’re confident that it will come out sometime this year.
the main point of this e-mail blast is to fill you guys in on something new that we’re going to try, regarding fan club mail outs… as many of you may know, we have closed down the official fan club, ALONE, TOGETHER.
we’re going to try and make a FREE mailing list, by using sponsors to help pay for the costs involved in manufacturing and shipping the newsletters to your homes….
however, as it stands right now, we can only make this available to residents of the U.S. for the time being. the band understands how upsetting this will be to our fans living outside of the U.S. and we’re trying to come up with ways to make it available globally….but right now, it just isn’t possible financially. the costs to ship and manufacture newsletters for fans from all around the world would far exceed any revenue we could get from sponsors….and the point of the mailing list is to be FREE! so we don’t want to ask for any money from any fans to join….
if you live inside the U.S. and want to join the mailing list, you can do so by going to www.thestrokes.com and you’ll see a note at the top of the NEWS page instructing you on how to join…
we plan on sending out quarterly newsletters and other “bonuses” that should make it a very beneficial and worthwhile group to be a part of for any fan of the strokes…
in the meantime, we’ll try to figure out some way to extend this to our friends in europe, japan, canada, mexico, south america australia, new zealand and everywhere else in the world….. it’s possible that for overseas, we may need to charge a very small fee, but we’re just not sure yet…. please forgive us and be patient!!
i’ll be sending out e-mail blasts like this more frequently when the band is active again, so that any fans overseas won’t miss out on the actual news that’s in the mailers we send to homes….
that’s about it for now… the band sends their love and appreciation from the studio!!! there will be a LOT more touring on this next album than on ROOM ON FIRE, so we’ll be seeing you all later this year….and we’ll be sure to get to a lot of countries/cities/places that we haven’t been to before or that we haven’t been to since IS THIS IT touring….
wiz kid mgmt.