A few days ago, Strokes drummer Fab Moretti told the BBC that his band had finished recording the basic tracks for their upcoming fourth album, tentatively due in September. And now we have video proof that the New York City quintet have indeed been working on the record, thanks to an official behind-the-scenes video recently uploaded to YouTube.
Though singer Julian Casablancas is conspicuously absent from the nine-minute clip, the band’s other four members are featured playing Scrabble, teasing each other, making joke songs, and generally having what looks like a pretty solid amount of fun.
Some facts gleaned from the video: Albert Hammond, Jr. cut his hair, the band are working on a new song called “Taken for a Fool”, and they recorded in Manhattan’s Avatar Studios with producer Joe Chiccarelli (White Stripes, Shins, My Morning Jacket). The video is embedded below.
In other Strokes news, Casablancas told the NME that the band’s two announced summer festival appearances– at England’s Isle of Wight Fest and Scotland’s Rock Ness– are the only shows they’ll play this summer. But Casablancas is heading out on the road with his own band in the coming months to support his recent solo album, Phrazes for the Young.