“I have my own personal wish that it would sound like Thin Lizzy, but if they could peer into the future and kind of have eighties melodies. Like a super-tight late seventies rock band but with A-Ha moments, if that makes sense.”
But he added that he has less control in the band than he might like. “The Strokes is a tough musical jury, he explained, “so if something is going to survive it’s got to pretty much please five incredibly picky dudes. That’s the great thing about the band but on the other hand sometimes it can be stifling for certain parts.”
As for when we might we might hear what these “five incredibly picky dudes” come up with?
“I’m looking forward to it. We worked on it for months, we have most of the songs written, more than half of them written. But it’s just a question of getting all five dudes in the room. I’m ready to do it. We’re supposed to have done it already but it got pushed back.”