The Strokes may be working toward a new project next year. The band hinted at their plans in a fan email newsletter called Fall 2013 Update, reports NME. While the newsletter was primarily promoting Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s new solo album, it also snuck in this little cryptic message: “Hey folks, while the Strokes are toiling and writing, looking at 2014 for a return to the scene, Albert Hammond Jr. has been busy on his solo EP.”
The Strokes’ most recent release, Comedown Machine came out this March. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture said that the band has no plans to tour in support of the record, but Hammond said he could imagine the Strokes making 10 more albums in the future.
“There might be times when we’re not doing things, but I don’t feel like we’ll ever stop. We’ve come to the point where we’ve been together so long and been through so much that why announce anything besides what we’re doing? We’re just together.”
Hammond recently released his new EP, AHJ, last week on bandmate Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records label.