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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.

Comments (34)
  1. Weird w/ some WTF moments aside, who knew he could act? Though I wonder how many takes it took for him to get those mic. My over/under is 15.

    Two thumbs UP.

    Btw, I don’t think The Strokes will get the headlining for Lolla. Not big enough here in the States compared to past headliners. Maybe they’ll get the slot BEFORE the headliner. Won’t be surprised if they play under KoL. That’ll be interesting.

    • Fucked that up. What I meant to say was…………

      Weird w/ some WTF moments aside, who knew he could act? Though I wonder how many takes it took for him to get those mic TWIRLING TRICKS DOWN. Over/under is 15.

  2. Man… that chick at 1:51 is a beast on the drums.

  3. i thought i saw mickey rourks character from iron man. at 3:00

  4. Drunk History?

  5. maggles  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009 0

    ;’D

  6. Pablo  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009 0

    U know I like him. I like the strokes but I think it was an insult to say that his is the most interesting of the strokes projects. And this video just brings me back to a dark time for music the 80′s… sorry.

  7. Well the video was…..entertaining…..
    And my goodness ii hope they headline Lolla, ig they do i will defiantly drag my ass all the way out there.

  8. cheekmaster  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009 0

    this video is a cluster f*ck of bad narratives

  9. tommy  |   Posted on Dec 23rd, 2009 0

    i wish every song on the album sounded like this. such a waste of a great single…

  10. I am almost convinced he’s just having a laugh at this project.
    Great song–but yeah.

    • JC's manager  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

      it’s easy to rationalize a marginally good album with “I think he’s just having a laugh at this project”…but I assure you, that’s not his intention.

  11. Yeah, sure, but wut does it all mean, man?

  12. In Utero...Alive!  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

    New ch ch ch cherry coke…

  13. D.SIL  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

    Killer! Good job.

  14. Casa  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

    I bet Julian nailed that girl from the bar scene after they were done shooting.

  15. Does this mean we can be expecting a Julian Casablancas signature Telecaster?

  16. MillionsMcBillions  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

    dude that was AWESOME

  17. matt  |   Posted on Dec 24th, 2009 0

    Great video. I <3 all the front-handed insults Save it for something worth disliking.

  18. SMC  |   Posted on Dec 26th, 2009 0

    Too young to fall in love?

  19. madg  |   Posted on Dec 27th, 2009 0

    to compose all of these mediums takes a lil talent..who got biggest balls of them all? julian
    All in, no in between, win big, lose big…

  20. badg  |   Posted on Dec 28th, 2009 0

    badass

  21. Yomama  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2009 0

    He looks like he has Downs syndrome.

  22. Lily  |   Posted on Dec 29th, 2009 0

    Julian should tour Oslo.

  23. Hater  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2009 0

    Remember when the Strokes were fun? It doesn’t take a genius to remake an a-ha video.

  24. Wild Child  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2009 0

    Well I got way into Juicebox not too long ago…Sometimes I think the audience is just too dumb and fickle..,I wouldn’t worry so much about following every stupid trend…

  25. candidcakes  |   Posted on Dec 30th, 2009 0

    still FINE AS FUCKKK

  26. This song and video signify the types of music I hate.

    But I effing LOVE this song and video.

  27. Mando  |   Posted on Jan 8th, 2010 0

    Great song and video.

  28. He’s so cool.

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