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- Posted on Jan 19th 2011 8:15AM by Andrew Kerr
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The band who, as previously reported by Spinner, will headline this year's Coachella festival, struggled to get the new album off the ground with solo and side projects taking precedence.
Valensi, the only member not to release his own record, told Rolling Stone, "This band is like a house of cards -- when one thing falls, the whole thing collapses. It's just typical rock band bull----. The clichés that keep a group of people who have something special from wanting to continue it."
Three years after their previous record -- 'First Impressions of Earth' -- the band reconvened at the start of 2009 to start writing its follow-up, but according to guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. the process felt confusing: "It was like starting from scratch, but with a lot of history."
In the past singer Julian Casablancas took on the bulk of song-writing duties but for 'Angles' the process was much more band-led. Valensi explained, "This is the first one where we are truly working democratically. It's taken a long time because this is a new model for us."
He added, "I don't want to make an album every five years. I love being in this band, and I want it to be a career thing. It's so worth it - for all of us."
'Angles' is due for release on March 22.