While in Los Angeles for VH1's Rock Honors, Rolling Stone's Jenny Eliscu bumped into the Strokes' drummer Fabrizio Moretti, who reports he's working on a side project with his girlfriend, Binki Shapiro, and their singer-guitarist pal Rodrigo Amarante, who used to play in Brazilian indie-rock group Los Hermanos. An as-yet-untitled debut album is due this fall on Rough Trade, and a first listen sounded like Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vince Guaraldi and Sixties wall-of-sound girl groups. The group's prospective name: Little Joy.
For complete coverage of VH1 Rock Honors, check out rocknrolldiary.com. Also look for Rolling Stone correspondent Jenny Eliscu on VH1's broadcast 9 PM ET tonight.