JC traverses time and space in his first video from Phrazes For The Young, your 27th favorite album of 2009. Which means stormy pagodas, b&w tricorns, street gangs, and an ’80s club scene with obligatory keytar. It’s a fun ride, and, in the grand tradition of Dire Straits and Daft Punk, Julian’s wardrobe is lined with neon. Sorry no dice roll here, but you will see him juggle mallets when he’s not scrawling profound (also neon) graffiti like “ANGER IS WEAKNESS. PATIENCE IS STRENGTH.” Think I once read that in a Ludlow Street bathroom.
Following his successful LA residency, Julian hits the east coast after the holidays.
1/06/10 Late Show With David Letterman
1/08/10 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
1/10/10 Philadelphia, PA @ The Trocadero
1/12/10 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
1/14/10 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
1/15/10 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Additional tour dates TK.
And then, of course, the Strokes hit the festival circuit in the summer. Not too early to get excited for that. I’m calling them as Lolla headliner now.