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Rey Pila – “Fire Away” (Prod. Julian Casablancas) (Stereogum Premiere)

The first fruits of Rey Pila’s time recording with Julian Casablancas are at our feet. The Mexican rock band’s new album The Future Sugar features three songs co-produced by the Strokes/Voidz frontman, one being album opener “Fire Away.” The track features your classic ’80s synthy bleep-bloops, poppy snares, and vocals probably influenced by Casablancas himself. More »

By: Grace Birnstengel / July 16, 2015 - 9:51 am

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Release Goofy Supermind God Rupture Trailer

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz famously spent months prepping their “Human Sadness” video, but the latest video uploaded to their YouTube account was whipped up in no time according to a tweet from Casablancas himself:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 13, 2015 - 4:51 pm

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Cover The Strokes To Albert Hammond Jr.’s Horror At Primavera Sound

If you’re a Strokes fan, Primavera Sound is the place to be this weekend. Three Strokes-related acts are playing the Barcelona festival — the band, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, and Albert Hammond Jr. — and there’s bound to be some weird encounters. Case in point: AHJ watched on as Julian Casablancas and the rest… More »

By: James Rettig / May 30, 2015 - 6:58 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week, we got two videos that riffed on nostalgic nuggets of ’80s pop culture, and both of them came out within about an hour of each other. Both of those videos are made with charm and inventiveness and a sense of fun, and both of them are on this list. But these constant nostalgia-riff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2015 - 4:34 pm

Watch Albert Hammond Jr. Play New Songs “Losing Touch” & “Born Slippy” At Primavera Sound

Albert Hammond Jr. plays guitar in the Strokes, and like that band’s frontman, Julian Casablancas, he’s pursued a successful solo career alongside the band’s continued existence. Actually, Momentary Masters will be Hammond’s third solo album, and it comes out in July. During his show at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival, the Hammond performed two new song… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 28, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – “Human Sadness” Video

After months of teasing and a trailer a few weeks back, Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have finally unveiled the video for their Tyranny opus “Human Sadness.” The 13-minute-long short film, which was directed by Warren Fu and Nicholaus Goosen, features hot rods, seedy motel rooms, a war zone, a hurricane, and even more form… More »

By: James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 8:52 am

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz Hosting “Human Sadness” Viewing Events Across North America

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have been incessantly teasing the video for “Human Sadness” (off of last year’s Tyranny) since it was announced back in November, and just last week we saw the trailer for what’s fated to be an impressive, post-apocalyptic spectacle. The song itself is 11 minutes long, which leaves a lot of… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 18, 2015 - 3:58 pm

Watch A Trailer For Julian Casablancas + The Voidz’ “Human Sadness” Video

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released their massive, disorderly record Tyranny last year, and “Human Sadness” was the first single. The song was teased in bits and pieces before they dropped the whopping 11-minute-long composition. The band has been hyping the video since November, when they did an interview with Revolt TV, and in March,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / May 13, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Julian Casablancas Wants You To Watch This New Version Of Inheaven’s “Regeneration” Video

Inheaven are a London band whose music immediately gripped me — I love that feeling. Their debut single “Regeneration” is steeped in snarled aggression and shattering moments of guitar-driven choruses that rarely work at all anymore. Inheaven’s worked. We premiered their VCR-blender video for “Regeneration” and then came the slug-slime crawl of B-side “Slow,” a… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 5, 2015 - 11:15 am

Julian Casablancas Working On New Strokes Songs, Collaboration With Savages’ Jehnny Beth

Today Noisey published an extensive cover story on Julian Casablancas, frontman of the Strokes and Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, as well as a solo artist in his own right. The piece is chock full of personal anecdotes, and in it, a very candid Julian admits how frustrating and fraught his relationship with the Stroke… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 2:46 pm

Natalie Imbruglia – “Instant Crush” (Daft Punk & Julian Casablancas Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Natalie Imbruglia is the Australian singer best known for the 1997 hit single “Torn,” a cover of a 1995 song by the L.A. band Ednaswap. Her last album, Come To Life, was released back in 2009, and today Imbruglia is announcing the follow-up. Male is a compilation of cover songs originally written and performed by… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / March 20, 2015 - 11:01 am

Watch Julian Casablancas + The Voidz On Le Grand Journal

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz released Tyranny back in September. It’s an ambitious album — a careening mess of ideas that result in a very loud, very weird transition from The Strokes’ most recent record, Comedown Machine. Casablancas and company performed “Where No Eagles Fly” and “Dare I Care” on the French talk show LeMore »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 11, 2014 - 5:11 pm

Acura’s Got A Commercial With Julian Casablancas Music, Too

A song from the Strokes recently showed up in a commercial for the Volkswagen Golf, and it looks like another car company has snagged the honor of a Julian Casablancas-performed song to soundtrack their ad. Acura’s new holiday commercial uses Casablancas’ cover of “I Wish It Was Christmas Today,” the Saturday Night Live recurring classic… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Watch Dev Hynes Sing The Strokes’ “You Only Live Once” With Julian Casablancas + The Voidz In NYC

Last night, Dev Hynes opened for Julian Casablancas + The Voidz at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom. The two have been working together quite a bit recently: Hynes also did a Blood Orange set at the Tyranny album release show at Shea Stadium and they had a long talk with each other on Hynes’ radio show… More »

By: James Rettig / November 26, 2014 - 5:18 pm

Julian Casablancas Criticizes iTunes, Wants Strokes’ 6th Album On His Label

Last year, the Strokes released their Comedown Machine album, and it’s set to be the last album under their deal with RCA. But the Strokes aren’t done making new music; they apparently have plans to record early next year. And frontman Julian Casablancas is hoping to release any new Strokes records on Cult Records, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 3:14 pm

Julian Casablancas Details Weird Second Daft Punk Collaboration He Wants Released

Daft Punk teamed with Julian Casablancas on the Random Access Memories single “Instant Crush,” but according to Casablancas, that’s not the only song they recorded together. During a Revolt TV segment with his band the Voidz, Casablancas mentioned that he recently saw Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and urged him to release the other song they… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 13, 2014 - 9:55 am

Julian Casablancas Is Building A Folding Bicycle And Is Confident There Is No Extraterrestrial Life

Julian Casablancas is kind of the anti-Taylor Swift, isn’t he? She just moved to Tribeca — making her neighbors with, like, Jay Z, Beyoncé, and Blue Ivy — and is so stoked on it that she’s Instagramming pictures of lattés and serving as NYC’s Global Welcome Ambassador for tourism. He just moved out of the… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 29, 2014 - 10:42 am

Julian Casablancas Issues Statement On Brunch

Whatever you want to call this ongoing hubbub about Julian Casablancas and his disdain for New York City brunch crowds and/or hotshot GQ reporters — Brunchgate? Brunchghazi? — consider today’s tweets the Strokes and Voidz frontman’s last words on the matter. In a Twitter rant just now, he gave his definitive take on brunch a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 20, 2014 - 2:59 pm

Julian Casablancas Blasts GQ Writer Who Made Him Seem Anti-Brunch

Last month, my friend Zach Baron wrote what I thought was a warm and empathetic GQ profile of Julian Casablancas, whose album Tyranny was about to come out. In the story, after some prodding, Casablancas talked a bit about why he’d moved out of New York City, offering this: “I don’t know how many, like,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 1:57 pm
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