Julian Casablancas Goes Solo With The Phrazes For The Young LP

Fab did it with Little Joy. Nickolai Fraiture did it with Nickel Eye. Albert Hammond Jr. did it with Albert Hammond Jr. And now after lending his voice to Homme and sneakers and authentic rappers, Strokes figurehead Julian Casablancas is officially and completely stepping out on his own with a debut solo full-length. The set spans eight songs, recorded in NYC, LA, and of course Nebraska, with production assists from Jason Lander and Mike Mogis. We’re scraping for details here, so the best we can offer is there are songs titled “River Of Brake Lights,” “Glass,” and the L.E.S. referencing “Ludlow St.” And that this album preview looks like a movie trailer, is anti-drinking, and is more cinematically synth-poppy than you expected.

There’s gonna be a “special series of U.S. dates” followed by a proper solo tour later this year. Keep you posted. For now, keep your eyes on juliancasablancas.com.