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The Strokes recorded new album Comedown Machine in the same room - in direct contrast to their last record which saw the band work separately from singer Julian Casablancas. "It was all five of us going back and forth hashing out an album like the good old days," explained Nikolai Fraiture of the record out next month. "We got off tour and we were all in New York and we had these songs. Some were left over from the other album, some were new. We just had all this stuff to work on and we tested it out. We rehearsed at Electric Lady at a smaller studio and it was working, so we just went with it." He added he hope the band will continue after this record, though admitted he wasn't sure when they will tour again. "I feel good about it and I feel good about the atmosphere in the band," the bassist explained. "Hopefully it continues."
Meanwhile Har Mar Superstar has announced he will release new album, Bye Bye 17, on Julian Casablancas' Cult Records. "First time I saw Sean was at the Mercury Lounge years back, and I was blown away by his voice, his confidence and his showmanship," declared The Stroke of his new signing. "When he recently played me his new record I felt it was something we could help make truly great. He's the man with the golden voice, and we're excited to try and turn people on to that fact... like the dude himself, the record's just tough, sad, hilarious and rad."
Frank Ocean has collaborated with members of Depeche Mode for his new album. Both acts were recording in the same New York studio so Martin Gore popped in to add "some modular synthesizer stuff he really wanted."
Our friends The Quietus are staging a series of gigs in London next month. Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs (21 March, Lexington), Comanechi (22, Lexington), Gazelle Twin (22, Café Oto), Toy (23, Lexington) and Wire (24, Heaven) will all play shows with full supports. Tickets are on sale now.
Beady Eye have joined the line-up for T In The Park. Tickets for the Scottish festival, which takes place 12-14 July, go on sale today.
Nas will headline Glastonbury's Dance arena at this year's festival. The revamped area of the festival will feature Disclosure, AlunaGeorge and more.
Watch Frightened Rabbit's new video for Backyard Skulls, and check out our Q&a with the band.
Justin Timberlake did not want his late night London show on Wednesday reported on, so here's a non-report of the gig.
Miike Snow's Andre Wyatt is to release a solo album. Descender is out on 15 April and features Prague's Philharmonic Orchestra.
Elvis Costello and The Roots forthcoming collaborative album was only supposed to be a one-off song. "What went from being one song to be released on Record Store Day became Why don't we try four songs?," explained the band's Questlove. "Now we have a brilliant album." Appropriately though the album will be ready for release on Record Store Day 2013 (20 April).
The Rascals - no not Miles Kane's former mob, the US 60s band - are reforming for a series of shows.
Watch Willy Mason's video for Pickup Truck. He tours the UK next month.
Lady Gaga has had surgery on her hip.
Read a Q&A with Jerry Seinfeld on his collaboration with hip-hop act Wale.
Mumford & Son's Winston Marshall was turned away from his own record label's Brits party after bouncers failed to recognise him.
Today's Track Of The Day is Primal Scream with 2013
That's it for this week. Music News Daily returns on Monday at lunchtime - have a good weekend.
12:00 PM | 22/02/2013
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