The Strokes Reportedly Working On Fifth Studio Album

The Strokes

Billboard is reporting that The Strokes are in the studio working on their follow-up to 2011's Angels.

Gus Oberg, who also worked on parts of Angles as well as guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s 2008 solo album Como Te Llama?, is reportedly producing the effort, with the band logging time recently at New York's Electric Lady Studios.

Billboard notes that the album would likely be The Strokes' last under their current contract with longtime label home RCA Records.

The band has been more active in recent years than they had been throughout much of their career. Angles was the band's first album since 2006's First Impressions of Earth and they toured heavily in support of the set, including several stops at major festivals like Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits Music Festival and headlining slots at Coachella in 2011 and Spain's Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, where Nikolai Fraiture revealed to NME that they never really stopped recording entirely after the Angels sessions.

"We already went back in a little bit. Every time we have a couple weeks off we try to get back into the studio and just try to work on things as they progress and not leave them alone too long," Fraiture told NME last summer. "I don't think it's urgent in the way that we feel forced, but I think it's urgent in the way that we really want to work on the music and get it out there and continue with the momentum that we've been able to rebuild up to now."