Given that his name popped up on a number of festival bills, we’d been anticipating a new Julian Casablancas solo joint this year, and it looks like that wish is coming true. The Strokes frontman released a trailer for a new album credited to Julian Casablancas + the Voidz, which seems to suggest he’s playing with a new backing band or is just getting zany with the nomenclature. His last solo album, 2009′s Phrazes For The Young was as good or better than any of the Strokes’ post-Room On Fire LPs, and judging from these snippets of sound, the Voidz record will be a wild ride too. Check it out below.
No release date yet, but Julian Casablancas + the Voidz is coming soon on Casablancas’s label Cult Records. Here are his (mostly South American) tour dates:
3/28 Santiago, Chile @ Club De la Union
3/30 Santiago, Chile @ Lollapalooza Chile
4/1-2 Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Lollapalooza Argentina
4/3 Bogota, Colombia @ Estero Picnic
4/5 Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza Brazil
6/8 New York, NY @ Governors Ball