American rocker The Strokes have built their own recording studios, so they
can take their time making their third album.
The band feel their second LP ROOM ON FIRE was rushed and subsequently not
as good as the eponymous debut that shot them to fame.
So they are hoping the studio they have installed at their Midtown
Manhattan Music Building rehearsal space will make a more relaxing atmosphere -
and save them money.
Drummer Fabrizio Moretti explains, "To get where we are right now we
couldn't have the pressure of hearing the f**king change fall in the bucket
every time seconds passed (in the studio). So instead of using the money they
(the label) were
going to give us to make the third record at a studio, we just bought our
equipment and now we have it permanently and we don't feel that guillotine
falling. It really helps us to explore.
"I feel like this was the perfect amount of time and it's gonna be the
perfect set up for the record, because we'll be able to go to all the places we
want to go and not feel like we don't have the best possible record we could
have on our