Fans of The Strokes who have been waiting for their next album to be released can breathe a sigh of relief as the band say that it will out by March. The long awaited fourth album will be released just before the band head off on a world tour. The band's bassist, Nikolai Fraiture, told BBC Radio 1 that the new album had a 'classic sound' but that a lead single from it had yet to be chosen. The album will be the band's first album since their last release in 2006, First Impressions of Earth.
If this doesn't keep them busy we don't know what will. The Flaming Lips have announced that they are planning to release a new song every month for the rest of the year. The band are due to start recording of the new material later this month with producer Dave Fridmann. Front man Wayne Coyne also revealed during an interview with Rolling Stone that they will be looking for new and interesting ways to release the material including in cereal boxes, with childrens toys and on vinyl. Keep an eye on their website, www.flaminglips.com, for more details.