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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Strokes Front Man’s Solo Album

julian casablancas

Julian Casablancas is finally catching up with the rest of his band mates by releasing an independent-of-the-Strokes album. Casablancas solo debut, Phrazes for the Young, is due out October 20.

A preview of Phrazes and the album’s cover art can be seen on Casblancas’ web site. Jules’ music is not like that of the Strokes; it’s more electro-pop than retro rock and roll.

Casablancas's debuted his new material live in Tokyo last night. According to Spin magazine, “Monday's gig wasn't exactly an explosive beginning to his solo performing career,” noting that Casablancas’ voice was at times almost too quiet to be heard and that he lacked a great amount of energy on stage. Let’s hope he was just jet-lagged.

Other Strokes side projects include guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.’s albums Yours to Keep and Como te Llama?, drummer Fabrizio Moretti’s band Little Joy and bassist Nikolai Fraiture’s band Nickel Eye.

There is a fall tour of the U.S. in support of the new album, with dates to be posted soon according to Casablancas’ site.

-Kristen Callihan
currently listening to “Shangri-La” by M. Ward

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