After putting the band on bricks following the touring of 2006's First Impressions of Earth, The Strokes have made hard and fast plans to reconvene in February of 2009, the band's drummer and Little Joy multi-instrumentalist Fabrizio Moretti has said.
If the fans had their concerns that this so-called hiatus would never cease, then Moretti was amongst them. Asked if he was ever worried that the band was finished with, he replied: "I never had anything to base that anxiety on, but it crossed my mind. We all kinda knew we were just taking a bit of a break."
The Strokes have "plans of meeting up all of us together in February (to) kind of start noodling around and stuff." Moretti further commented to Billboard. Moretti, who formed the band Little Joy alongside his girlfriend Binki Shapiro and Rodrigo Amarante of Brazil's Los Hermanos, released their debut, self-titled album last month. "This would've been a side project had it been solely my songs and I was singing and I hired these guys. But it's really a band that evolved into an honest kind of three-part beast, I guess you can say. And I would like to continue with it, even when I go back to the Strokes."