While we figured the Strokes‘ fourth album might finally come out this fall–right after a handful of festival appearances, including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits–singer Julian Casablancas broke some bad news to BBC 6Music this past weekend.
“We’ve wanted to do it for months,” he said, “or maybe a year now, and then we keep thinking, ‘Okay, we’ll do it for like these three weeks and we’ll be done’. Then we do it and we decide we’re not done, or something comes in the way.”
He went on to say that the record’s “almost halfway done” and will most likely drop in March of next year…just in time for an auto-pilot cover story from Spin and a major South By Southwest appearance or two.
“I hate it when bands break up and never play again,” he explained. “I’m kind of split two ways now. I feel like my new [solo] thing is in more ways like The Strokes’ old thing was. And the new Strokes thing is something that I hope works and I hope everyone loves and makes everyone happy.”
What was that thing the Ramones once said about being a happy family again? [NME]