The Strokes Recorded a New Album On Top of a Mountain with Rick Rubin

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Friday, 14 October 2022, 1:44PM

The Strokes recently recorded a new album in Costa Rica with producer Rick Rubin.

Rubin shared the news during an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience that went live on October 12th.

“A few months ago, I was in Costa Rica recording a new album with The Strokes,” Rubin revealed. “We rented this house on the top of a mountain and set the band up outside. So it’s like, they’re doing a concert for the ocean on the top of a mountain. And we did that everyday — it was incredible. They didn’t want to leave, it was like the best experience.”

In a new Instagram post, frontman Julian Casablancas provided more details about the project: “True, Strokes’ve jammed and started some stuff, but we’re still so extremely v far off from being even close to any kinda remotely-near-doneness…” He then added, “Check back in a year or 2 honestly……..”

The as-yet-unannounced album would mark the follow-up to 2020’s The New Abnormal, which was also produced by Rubin.

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