It’s been two years and many garage bands later, but The Strokes are finally almost ready to hit fans up with a second album. Since they heralded in a new era of rock with their debut album Is This It in 2001, The Strokes have been laying low and inciting rumours as to whether or not they’d ever follow up their extremely successful debut.
It remains to be seen if album number two will enjoy the same level of hype, but it’s safe to say that fans have been anticipating this one for quite some time. Sure, The Strokes buzz has died down somewhat since dozens of "The" bands – The Hives, The Vines, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, etc. – began to saturate the airwaves and, but as "pioneers" of the third or fourth generation of garage rock, The Strokes still hold a special place in music.
The still-untitled new album, which is, according to Billboard.com, very near completion, is currently scheduled for a mid-October release on RCA. Originally, The Strokes had signed on to work with Nigel Godrich, who has produced albums for Radiohead and Beck, among others.