The Strokes have responded to news that they are currently working on a new album with producer Rick Rubin in a series of tweets by Albert Hammond Jr. and Julian Casablancas.
Hammond Jr.'s father said in an interview that "They're making a new album now with a great producer called Rick Rubin... I speak to my son every day and he says that they're so happy."
But Hammond Jr. took to Twitter to respond to that claim, saying,
"Sorry everyone we are not in the studio recording. Forgive Albert Sr he got prematurely excited. A lot of unknowns and nothing worth speaking about at this time. We met and played a few music ideas for Rick to feel out a vibe but even a theoretical album plan would be years away, if at all."
Shortly after, Julian Casablancas reiterated Hammond Jr.'s claims,
"True. Although on the bright/dark side, gearing up for The Voidz actually. Will have some new music for everyone to publicly judge soon."
The Strokes' last full length album, Comedown Machine, was released in 2013, but the band released an EP, Future Present Past in 2016.
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