The Strokes have announced via MySpace that they are to take most of this year off, and that their currently down website, thestrokes.com, will relaunch next week.
Says said post, probably not penned by a band member:
TheStrokes.com is offline while it goes under construction and will return with a brand new design. The message boards are still available to access. The website will return on May 29th.
The band are still enjoying some much needed 'off time'. I wouldn't expect anything to come out this year.
In the meantime, they are staying busy pursuing some other personal interests and are busy working/writing/rehearsing and all those things bands do in between albums. But, there are no immediate plans to release an album or tour for the time being.
Okay then. Thanks.