Julian Casablancas, the singer/songwriter behind The Strokes, is back.
Casablancas describes this album as a "protest record" and says the band's name refers to that "in-between area in music that hasn't been explored". When asked what the band's music sounds like, guitarist Jeramy Gritter describes it: "It sounds like music of our time."
"Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history," Casablancas said about the album's title in a press release. "Now, the good of business is put above anything else, as corporations have become the new ruling body. Most decisions seem to be made like ones of a medieval king: whatever makes profit while ignoring and repressing the truth about whatever suffering it may cause (like pop music, for that matter)."
The release is a follow-up to Phrazes for the Young. On June 23, Julian shared a new video sampler of the album on Cult Records' website, as well as an opportunity to pre-order the album for about 4 bucks. That video (below) is pretty discombobulated and random, but it ends with a minute of a very sweet-sounding riff, so there's that.
Judging by the sound of the live shows and the preview videos, this is going to be a great album, and it is only $3.87.
Julian Casablancas and his band the Voidz have shared a new video where they introduce themselves and talk about the origins of the band.
The track ‘Human Sadness’ is out. The hype is very real, my friends.
What happened to ego! And a couple other great tracks!? Or we’re they just renamed?
the first tracklist was published on Julian’s official facebook page, but was probably just to confuse people. this is the real tracklist:
1. Take Me in Your Army
2. Crunch Punch
3. M.utally a.ssured D.estruction
4. Human Sadness
5. Where No Eagles Fly
6. Father Electricity
7. Johan Von Bronx
8. Business Dog
10. Dare I Care
11. Nintendo Blood
12. Off to War…
P.S.: “Ego” was renamed to “Johan Von Bronx”
New song “Where No Eagles Fly” can be found on youtube
This sounds unreal… Very different and futuristic rock sound on the first few tracks. Can’t go wrong for the low price as well.
Stream available at Rolling Stone, those outside the US can use the Hola chrome extension to listen to it https://hola.org/
Possibly the most exciting release of this year. amazingamazingamazing
Better than I expected. Amazing.
Amazing is the word, the production is incredible! Probably the best work of Casablancas since Is This It.