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THE WHITE STRIPES are set to start recording their new album this week. The duo are planning to head back into the studio to record the follow-up to 2003’s ’Elephant’ in Detroit. ”I’m going home to record in a couple of days,” White said. “And it should be done pretty quick.” It is expected that the band will follow the same process as ’Elephant’ – featuring the singles ’Seven Nation Army’ and ’The Hardest Button To Button’ – which was recorded in ten days. White has also just completed work on a collaborative LP with pal Brendan Benson. Talking about his intensive work schedule, White said: “I’ve done it [this way] for a long time, in my attic and out of my house, making 45s for bands. When bands would come to town, they’d stay at my house and we’d cut an album. (We’d do the same thing with) local Detroit bands.” He told MTV News: “I’ve been doing it for as long as I’ve been writing, and for as long as I’ve had bands, I’ve been recording. I never knew too much about the technical side, I just wanted to get things on tape that were soulful. And that’s the same thing with (Loretta Lynn’s ’Van Lear Rose’). It was on 8-track, and we did it in 12 days.” Lynn is also hoping to work again The White Stripes’s mainman again, saying: “We haven’t talked too much lately. He’s been working, and I have too. We will try to do some songs together pretty soon. I would like to get with him and write some stuff for my new album.” (Via NME)