Julian Casablancas and the Voidz, or simply The Voidz, are an American rock band formed 2013 as a side project of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes.
Julian Casablancas and the Voidz (stylised as Julian Casablancas + The Voidz), or simply The Voidz, are an American rock band formed 2013 as a side project of Julian Casablancas of The Strokes. The band consists of Casablancas (lead vocals) as well as Jeramy “Beardo” Gritter (guitar), Amir Yaghmai (guitar), Jacob “Jake” Bercovici (bass guitar, synthesizers), Alex Carapetis (drums, percussion), Jeff Kite (keys) and Shawn Everett (production). Both Kite and Carapetis were previously involved with Casablancas’ first foray into solo material, forming two of his ‘Sick Six’ live band, which also featured Danielle Haim. The band are signed to Casablancas’ record label, Cult, and are currently touring the Americas, playing various gigs and festivals (including Lollapallooza in Chile, Brazil & Argentina, as well as Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Festival Estéreo Picnic in Colombia and Governor’s Ball in New York) in support of their debut album, “Tyranny”, expected to be on September 23 2014.
Julian Casablancas + The Voidz have confirmed details of their debut album, ‘Tyranny’.
The band, fronted by Strokes singer Casablancas, are set to release their debut album on September 23. ‘Tyranny’ follows Casablancas’ 2009 solo album ‘Phrazes For The Young’.
The LP will come out on Casablancas’ own Cult Records and, as Consequence of Sound reports, the album will be available via a USB drive shaped like a cigarette lighter. Eleven-minute long new song ‘Human Sadness’ can be heard on iTunes now.
The Voidz consist of Jeramy Gritter and Amir Yaghmai on guitar, Jeff Kite on keyboards, Jake Bercovici on bass and Alex Carapetis on drums. The record was produced by Shawn Everett.
Speaking about the album title, Casablancas previously commented: “Tyranny has come in many forms throughout history. 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 album will be supported by a US tour throughout October and November. No UK dates have been announced.
Julian Casablancas+The Voidz (Album Preview)
‘Take Me in Your Army’
‘M.utually A.ssured D.estruction’
‘Where No Eagles Fly’
‘Johan Von Bronx’
‘Dare I Care’
‘Off to War…’
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