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Strokes to Put Out “Fire”

New York rockers’ second album due in October

Two years ago, the Strokes’ first album set off the New York Rock
explosion — their second arrives into the resulting inferno.
Room on Fire, the follow-up to Is This It, will
be released on October 21st.

After scrapping initial sessions with Radiohead producer Nigel
Godrich, the five-piece worked again with It producer
Gordon Raphael. But Room On Fire trades in some of its
predecessor’s roughshod sloppiness for calculated musicianship. “We
spent a lot of time looking for specific sounds,” drummer Fabrizio
Moretti told Rolling Stone.

Fire‘s eleven songs include the rave-up “Meet Me in the
Bathroom,” a live standard, but also tinges of reggae and the soul
ballad “Under Control” — “our first more mellow song,” according
to guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

The Strokes are planning a run of club dates in advance of the
album’s release, as well as a month-long Tuesday-night residency on
Late Night With Conan O’Brien in November.

Room on Fire track listing:

What Ever Happened?
Reptilia
Automatic Stop
12:51
You Talk Way Too Much
Between Love and Hate
Meet Me in the Bathroom
Under Control
The End Has No End
The Way It Is
I Can’t Win

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