23 August 2023
JULIAN FERNANDO CASABLANCAS was born on 23 August 1978 in New York City.
Happy 45 to the voice/face/songwriter of rock idols THE STROKES who started making arousing hullabaloo back in 2001 with their debut LP Is This It? proving that manic songs with manic guitars still make you millions of fans. Of course, a cute-charismatic frontman helps.
I picked these 2 stellar strokes to
celebrate Casablancas‘ birthday.
– HARD TO EXPLAIN –
From that ace debut album.
Striking live version.
– ODE TO THE MEDS –
One of the best power ballads ever.
Already played this diamond 1 million times.
From their most recent LP The New Abnormal (2020).
Casablancas vocal performance is superb.
THE STROKES: Bio – Discography – Instagram
(Group photo: back cover of their ‘Room On Fire’ LP)
Daily electricity to load your batteries
28 May 2023
Julian Casablancas, the voice/face of The Strokes
returns with his side band THE VOIDZ.
So far they recorded/released 2 albums,
Tiranny (2014) and Virtue (2018)
They have a new single out, titled PROPHECY OF THE DRAGON.
More new music and tour dates to follow.
The band about the song.
“The track started with a very simple question… what would it feel like if God whispered into your ear “you are my most magnificent creature”. What would that feeling sound like? What would its bassline be? With that, Beardo blew The Voidz conch shell, and we assembled from the various corners of the earth to which we had been summoned for previous quests. From the deserts of the Sahara, to the truck stops of the midwest – we reunited in California to answer this question. the response?
…from the fiery bones of eternity, the dragon’s voice, awakened after millennia in waiting, spewed forth a sonic fist of impertinence in the shape of a New Pirate anthem, where nothing
is what it seems, nor is it otherwise.”
TUTV: Prophecy Of The Dragon is a flabbergasting metallic stunner. It goes forth
and back, left and right, slow and fast as if Casablancas and his misfits put several
snippets of several songs together and puzzled them into one stupendous stroke
of a track. Blimey.
Also st(r)eaming on Spotify.
THE VOIDZ: Facebook – Instagram
The frontman of The Strokes after watching a EURO 2020 game…
(photo by Turn Up The Volume!)
The Strokes‘ ringleader Julian Casablancas is a big Lou Reed fan…
New sonic impulses…
13 December 2019
While The Strokes seems to take another long vacation their charismatic frontman JULIAN CASABLANCAS continues to produce new music with his own band THE VOIDZ. Last May they dropped new song ‘The Eternal Tao‘, a pretty weird dance track and now there’s another new one called ‘DID MY BEST‘ with Casablancas in a melancholic mood singing about “the hazy good old days”. Listen to his nostalgic and wistful story right here…
THE VOIDZ: Facebook
Brand new sonic impulses…
29 May 2019
JULIAN CASABLANCAS, the voice and face of sharp New York City rockers THE STROKES released the pretty thrilling and multifaceted second album Virtue with his own band THE VOIDZ last year. And it seems he just’ can’t get enough. Here’s new single THE ETERNAL TAO. Dancey stuff the Casablancas way. Damn cool. Catch the vibe here…
THE VOIDZ: Facebook