The Strokes have finally finished their long-awaited new album after scrapping the initial recordings they made earlier this year.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says it took the band a while to finish the new material, but that they're really excited about it.
"I'm positive that [fans] will be as excited as we are [about the new album]," Hammond says. "We're all really excited to be stepping into the next chapter. We spent the last six months recording in my studio upstate and we are beyond thrilled with the 10 songs we have for this record."
Frontman Julian Casablancas also recently confirmed that the band is done with the new record, but tells NME that it "is still not going to be out for a few months - mixing, etc." In the interview, Casablancas also revealed the this album is "more of an actual collaboration, maybe for the first time."
The currently untitled new effort will be The Strokes' first new release since 2006's First Impressions of Earth.